Requiem

Category: Book
By (author): Itani, Frances
Subject:  FICTION / Canadian
  FICTION / Literary
Audience: general/trade
Publisher: HarperCollins
Published: October 2012
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 8.00in x 5.31in x 0.88in
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$ 19.99
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From The Publisher*

Bin Okuma, a celebrated visual artist, has recently and quite suddenly lost his wife, Lena. He and his son Greg are left to deal with the shock. But Greg has returned to his studies on the east coast, and Bin finds himself alone. His deep grief draws him into memories he has avoided for much of his life: the uprooting of his Japanese Canadian family from the west coast of British Columbia during the Second World War. Now, he sets out to drive across the country, to revisit the places that have shaped him, to find his First Father who has been lost to him. Years ago, his father made a fateful decision that severed the bonds of his family. Running from grief, Bin must ask himself whether he really wants to find his father or whether his bitterness will separate them forever.

Requiem is a stunning and graceful novel, a story of family secrets, racial strife, birth and death, and the saving grace of art.

Review Quote*

"Requiem is a great work of literature from a determined author at the peak of her powers."

- OTTAWA CITIZEN

"Melodic. Authentic. Poignant. Reverent. All words to describe Frances Itani's masterpiece, Requiem."

- KARI TANAKA