Fiction. Asian & Asian American Studies. It's 1968. As war rages in Vietnam, a group of American deserters holed up in Japan plot their escape with help from local peace activists. Their destination: Sweden.
Based on true events, SWEDEN takes readers on an exhilarating journey from the killing fields of Vietnam to a fogbound fishing port on the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido, with stops along the way at a hippie commune in Japan's subtropical south and a student-occupied university in Tokyo. SWEDEN is your passport to discover a part of American history you never knew.
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Matthew Turner was born in Greytown, New Zealand, in 1961. He was educated at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, where he gained a BA (Hons) in Japanese, and at Nagoya University and Keio University in Japan. He enjoys listening to jazz music and traveling on foot, and occasionally writes about these and other subjects at www.thewalkingfool.blogspot.com. SWEDEN is his first novel.Author City: SWE