When the Emperor Was Divine: A Novel Summary
Julie Otsuka

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When the Emperor Was Divine: A Novel Summary

The novel When the Emperor Was Divine tells the story of a Japanese-American family separated and incarcerated after the outbreak of World War II. The novel begins in Berkeley, California in the days leading up to the forced relocation and follows the family until their return after the war.

The first chapter comes from the perspective of the mother. She has been packing for nine days after first seeing announcements requiring all people...

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