No No Boy by John Okada

This novel centers on the life of a young Japanese American man in the aftermath of World War II. Struggling with his identity and the societal rejection he faces for refusing to serve in the U.S. military, he returns to his hometown in Seattle, only to confront the deep divisions within his community and family. As he navigates the challenges of post-war America, he embarks on a painful journey of self-discovery, attempting to reconcile his cultural heritage with his national identity. The narrative delves into themes of loyalty, belonging, and the complexities of racial prejudice, offering a poignant exploration of the immigrant experience in the United States.

The 4924th greatest book of all time


Published
1957
Nationality
American
Type
Fiction
Pages
250-300
Words
Unknown
Original Language
English

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