Soldiers in Hiding by Richard Wiley

Soldiers in Hiding is a narrative set in Japan during World War II, revolving around three American jazz musicians who are trapped in the country during the war. The story explores their experiences, the cultural differences they encounter, and the personal transformations they undergo to survive in a hostile environment. The novel is a profound exploration of identity, survival, and the human capacity to adapt and change in extraordinary circumstances.

The 10429th greatest book of all time


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Total Points: 18

Since this book was first published in 1986, there is a penalty of 19.2%. The age adjusted score is 14.54.

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