Five Years on a Rock

Five Years on a Rock Milton Murayama returns to the places and people of his earlier fiction to the sugar plantation company towns and sleepy villages of Maui and to the resilient Oyama family Five Years on a Rock is the

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  • Title: Five Years on a Rock
  • Author: Milton Murayama
  • ISBN: 9780824816773
  • Page: 145
  • Format: Paperback
  • Milton Murayama returns to the places and people of his earlier fiction to the sugar plantation company towns and sleepy villages of Maui, and to the resilient Oyama family Five Years on a Rock is the story of Sawa Oyama, the mother who plays a major role in All I Asking for Is My Body In a spirited voice full of courage and wit, Sawa tells of her arrival in Hawaii inMilton Murayama returns to the places and people of his earlier fiction to the sugar plantation company towns and sleepy villages of Maui, and to the resilient Oyama family Five Years on a Rock is the story of Sawa Oyama, the mother who plays a major role in All I Asking for Is My Body In a spirited voice full of courage and wit, Sawa tells of her arrival in Hawaii in 1915 as a seventeen year old picture bride But her hope of returning to Japan after five years on a rock wanes as the five years stretch to twenty, during which six children are born, her husband s fishing business succeeds then fails, and the family debt grows Overworked and sick with worry, Sawa loses all her teeth and falls deathly ill, the victim, she believes, of someone else s bachi divine retribution She recovers, however, when an aunt dies in her stead, and she returns to her family with renewed vigor and a new set of teeth.

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    1. This is an incredible prequel to "All I Asking for is my Body". If "All I Asking for" has a fault, it's that Murayama seems overly concerned with or conscious of accurately depicting the details of plantation life as he knew it. Five Years on a Rock comes in swinging by just letting the story flow, plantation and fisherman life details are incidental but no less revealing and engrossing. In Five Years we get the mother's story from her perspective. Gaman, gambatte. Patience, perseverance. This i [...]

    2. The Oyama's hardscrabble sugar plantation story is retold from Oyama Sawa's perspective. She comes to Hawaii as a beautiful but destitute picture bride, planning on only staying and working with her new in-laws for 5 years before returning to Japan. Many Issei plantation workers probably shared her fantasy. And most had the same disappointment as their children became less Japanese and Japan became an unrecognizable enemy. Sawa's optimism is ground down by cruel in-laws, obliterating filial piet [...]

    3. A somewhat sad look at the life of a picture bride from Japan who finds tough times and hard work in Hawaii. Married to a plantation worker/fisherman, she suffers from debt, mistreatment (largely from inlaws), family responsibilities, and other challenges. She is a strong woman, but does not have a wonderful life, and she falls well short of her goal to return to her homeland in five years. An interesting look into the lives of immigrant Japanese a the turn of the century up to almost the start [...]

    4. This book, although written after All I Asking For Is My Body, tells the story of matriarch of the first book. She came to Hawaii as a picture bride and hoped to stay 5 years before returning to Japan wealthy and with her husband. It tells of the trials and tribulations of the family, using pidgin.

    5. Another excellent book by Milton Murayama. My only complaint about this novel is the abrupt ending but given it is meant to be read as a prequel of sorts to the spectacular "All I Asking for Is My Body," I guess that is understandable.

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