It was my first-cousin in BraSil
who introduced me to THIS author.
We did not meet until 2016, when i was just-57 and he 66 [?].
THE REASON: we are of Japanese-Canadian descent,
and his father was made to feel more welcome in BraSil after WWII
than he was in his country-of-birth
where I live
I have long[?]-since read several other titles;
this was #2 on my “Re-Entry” into the wonderful of books!