Paperback 5 1/2" - 8 1/4"
2004, 322 pages
A powerful, evocative novel of international betrayal, Tokyo Joe tells a story of Major Julian Bonner, a retired US soldier, confidante of General MacArthur, zen master, and yakuza boss, who is deported after forty-two years in Japan.
The Japanese say he fixed a baseball game. Julian Bonner says the Japanese wanted to silence him, and he knows why. As a young officer in World War II, Julian Bonner has first hand knowledge about the secret activities of the 731-Corps—the hidden story of medical experiments carried out on Allied prisoners of war and Chinese civilians.
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“The best book on the 731-Corps I’ve read.”
—Bernard Trink, Bangkok Post
“Moore has constructed what is becoming increasingly rare: a novel that combines meaningful ideas with deep emotion, a novel in which social, political and personal themes all intermingle . . . and it can only be hoped that the novel will achieve the international recognition it deserves.”
—The Daily Yomiuri
“Moore is also a playwright and this shines through in his fiercely dramatic prose reminiscent of Samuel Beckett’s style.”
“Insight into the underbellies of Japan and the USA… incredibly intriguing…a book to savour, like a good port after dinner. Most enjoyable.”—Chiang Mai Mail