Five Years on a Rock: A Novel


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 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, ...

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Five Years on a Rock: A Novel
1994, University of Hawai'i Press, Honolulu, HI

ISBN-13: 9780824816476


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