Junot typically writes stories with heart, whimsical humor, misfits as protagonists, and a touch of social commentary. A comedian once called his writing style “calam-edy”: Junot uses humor to draw the reader in so he can then sneak attack like a ninja and break the reader's heart with an unexpected, subtle moral message. With a political science degree from Cornell University, his background is heavily rooted in research - he was a published academic author for his thesis on American military strategy during the Korean War.
In this magical realism-tinged tale, a frustrated Japanese-American granddaughter tries to determine fact from fiction in her grandfather's fanciful retelling of his war stories. Based on the true story of the 442nd, the segregated Japanese-American war heroes in World War Two.
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