The story of H : a novel / Marina Perezagua ; translated by Valerie Miles.
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- ISBN: 0062660713
- ISBN: 9780062660718
- Physical Description: xviii, 284 pages ; 24 cm
- Publisher: New York, NY : Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 
- Copyright: ©2018
"Originally published in 2015 by Los Libros del Lince, Spain, as Yoro"--Title page verso.
In the wake of the inferno unleashed over Hiroshima on August 6, 1945, two stories unfold: that of Jim, an American soldier when the bomb dropped, and H, a mere schoolgirl at the time. Both victims of the bomb, the two cross paths by chance years later and fall in love. Together they continue Jim's ongoing search for Yoro, the little girl who disappeared while under Jim's care those many years ago.
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2018 July #1
H is born intersex in Hiroshima, then her life is forever changed on August 6, 1945, when the atomic bomb unleashes unparalleled devastation. H is left severely burned, which enables her to choose her gender identity when her male genitalia are removed during reconstructive surgery. Years later, H falls in love with Jim, an American soldier who was a foster parent for a Japanese baby for five years until the child was suddenly taken away and given to another family. H, unable to have a child of her own, joins Jim in his quest to find the adopted daughter, Yoro. Rich with symbolism and recurring motifs, the story folds in on itself like origami. We learn that H has committed a crime, followed by her confession, and that she has been both victim and witness to acts of state-sponsored violence, yet is able to find hope amid the wreckage. Although the letter "H" is often silent, this thought-provoking novel charting the aching distance between the heart and tongue gives voice to the mutability and resilience of the human spirit. Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.
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