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  1. John John says:

    Susumu seventy years after the events tells this story to his son who repeats it as it is told to him with some ancillary information from archives to explain each chapter Susumu as a child is living in Irkutsk and traveling across Manchuria and Siberia with his distant father and loving mother It is hard to imagine a 6 to 8 year old boy having such precise recollections after 70 years At any rate this is the period toward the end of WWI and during the Russian Revolution and Susumu tells of his experiences during the Japanese intervention along the Trans Siberian railway It is interesting but leaves many unanswered uestions as would be expected when a child is telling the story


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Susumus Saga ❰BOOKS❯ ✭ Susumus Saga Author Junichi Saga – Thomashillier.co.uk While in previous works Dr Junichi Saga has summoned up the voices of his elderly patients to bring back to life a now vanished pre globalized Japan here the internationally acclaimed author turns his While in previous works Dr Junichi Saga has summoned up the voices of his elderly patients to bring back to life a now vanished pre globalized Japan here the internationally acclaimed author turns his attention both closer to home to his own father Susumu and further afield to a family drama that spans miles from a rustic hamlet on the shores of Lake Kasumigaura Japan's second largest to Irkutsk on the shores of Lake Baikal in Siberia The appearance of a long lost photograph helps get father and son talking and year old Susumu's memories flowing scenes of early th century Japanese village life the once thriving lake port town of Tsuchiura cosmopolitan Harbin in Manchuria the border town of Manzhouli Irkutsk in the dead of a Siberian winter during the Russian Civil War and the long train rides between Susumu recalls what had happened years earlier so vividly and in such detail that his son can hardly believe what he hears However visits to the National Archives and some rigorous pre Internet Age research turn up material that confirms much of what the old man says and provides a much fuller picture of what was going on in the world that Susumu had lived in but could hardly make sense of at the age of eight a complex world filled with Radicals Bolsheviks anti Radicals Whites Chinese warlords Czechoslovak legionaries freed Austrian and German POWs Japanese soldiers and settlers drifters bandits and spies Susumu's Saga is a story of memory family friendship the clash of great historical forces and survival told in a uniue way with a distinctive Japanese sensibility Many of its scenes whether of the rapturous crowds cheering the arrival of Japanese troops in Harbin or two kids tasting some jam on the sly in a neighbor's basement are likely to stick in your mind for as long as they did in Susumu's and just as clearly.

  • Kindle Edition
  • 234 pages
  • Susumus Saga
  • Junichi Saga
  • English
  • 03 October 2014

About the Author: Junichi Saga

Junichi Saga 佐賀 純一 Saga Jun'ichi born is a Japanese countryside physician and writer whose work records countryside experiences of numerous individuals typically his patients.