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Sayonara (1954), is a novel published by American author James A. Michener. Set during the early 1950s, it tells the story of Major Gruver, a soldier stationed in Japan, who falls in love with Hana-Ogi, a Japanese woman. The novel follows their cross-cultural Japanese romance and illuminates the racism of the post-World War II time period.

Sayonara
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First edition
AuthorJames A. Michener
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
PublisherRandom House
Publication date
1953
Media typeprint
Pages243pp.

Film adaptationEdit

Sayonara was made into a film of the same name in 1957 directed by Joshua Logan and starring Marlon Brando.