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!Free Book ♨ Susumu's Saga: A Boy's Journey from Rural Japan to Manchuria and Revolutionary Russia ♗ 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 spansmiles, 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, andyear 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 happenedyears 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 unique 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