Please Enjoy your Happiness

Please Enjoy your Happiness

Book - 2016
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"Pulitzer Prize-winning war correspondent Paul BrinkleyRogers has lived an adventurous life all over the world. But there is one story he cannot forget: that of his haunting love affair with a mysterious older Japanese woman in 1959. Paul was a sailor aboard the USS ShangriLa that longago summer when he met Kaji Yukiko in the seaport of Yokosuka. A fierce intellectual, Yukiko shared her astonishing knowledge of literature, film, and poetry with Paul and encouraged, even demanded, that he use his gifts to become the writer he is today. But theirs was not a quiet love story. When a member of the yakuza, Japan's brutal crime syndicate, attempted to kidnap Yukiko, Paul realized that there was much more to her--and to Japan in the devastating wake of World War II--than he saw at first glance. Through the searing letters that Yukiko wrote to him and Paul's vivid telling of a history made all the more powerful and poignant by the weight of time, Please Enjoy Your Happiness reaches across decades and continents, inviting us all to revisit those loves of our lives that never do end."--Book jacket.
Publisher: New York :, Touchstone,, 2016
Edition: First Touchstone hardcover edition
ISBN: 9781501151255
1501151258
Characteristics: viii, 354 pages ; 23 cm

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Mayflower94 Aug 22, 2017

The writing is elegant, but the pace is a little slow.

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