By Sandy Hall
The artistic writing instructor, the supply man, the neighborhood Starbucks baristas, his ally, her roommate, and the squirrel within the park all have something in common—they think that Gabe and Lea should still get together.
Lea and Gabe are within the comparable artistic writing category. They get an analogous popular culture references, order a similar chinese language nutrients, and hand around in an identical locations. regrettably, Lea is reserved, Gabe has concerns, and regardless of their preliminary mutual overwhelm, it feels like they're by no means going to paintings issues out.
But in some way even if not anything is occurring, whatever is going on among them, and everyone can see it. You'll be rooting for Gabe and Lea too, in Sandy Hall's quirky, thoroughly unique novel A Little anything Different, selected by way of readers, writes, and publishers, to be the debut titles for the hot Swoon Reads imprint!
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Dan Buzzo had more difficulty than some adjusting to life as a prisoner of war. In April 1942, the Japanese ordered a group of prisoners to erect a barbed-wire fence around part of the compound, and Buzzo worked on this detail. While completing the task on April 7, he recalled stretching the last strand of wire and tying it to the post at the gate of the camp. ” Buzzo [weeping] said, “I was very dejected. ”27 Dealing with the emotional impact of POW life was only one aspect of survival. Another important part was learning how to acquire extra food.
Number one, we didn’t know what was going to happen . . I had heard rumors about the Japanese, that they didn’t take prisoners. I had heard about their cruelty. Just 28 Hell under the Rising Sun the thought of being a prisoner-of-war was bad. Just the unknown itself was overwhelming. 39 On March 9 the Japanese ordered the captured Americans to move down to Garoet, about thirty miles southeast of Bandung. The Americans arrived the following day and spent the next week in abandoned warehouses and camped in the inﬁeld of the city’s horse-racing track, where they went through a very rudimentary processing as prisoners.
Officers could beat noncommissioned officers; noncommissioned officers could beat privates. Being the last in the progression, privates chose to take out their frustrations on Korean conscripts serving in the Imperial Japanese Army. The Koreans held a very low standing with the Japanese and were often relegated to rear-echelon duties, such as guarding prisoners in camps. Since the Koreans were considered racially inferior by the Japanese, they were of the lowest order in the military hierarchy and were often abused.
A Little Something Different by Sandy Hall