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Voices of the Locusts a Young Adult Coming of Age Love Story

Voices of the Locusts
[caption id="attachment_2571" align="alignright" width="187"] Voices of the Locusts[/caption] Christopher Cloud , a multi-genre author, begins his virtual book tour today with Pump Up Your Book. Voices of the Locusts: A Love Story is a coming of age story of a first love complicated by differing cultures and a historic look at WWII issues and events. Christopher joins us today to talk about his book and the inspiration behind it and who he would like to thank for getting him where his is today. I attended high school in Japan for two years—my father was stationed at an Air Force base in a remote part of the main island of Honshu. My father would often take me duck hunting, a service offered by a local fisherman who would ferry us about in search of ducks in the Sea of Japan. After each hunt my father would loan his shotgun to the

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Voices of the Locusts – Young Adult Romance in a Post War Period – Interview with Ron Hutchison

Having sold thousands of copies of his young adult novel, A Boy Called Duct Tape, author Ron Hutchison talks about his latest young adult novel, Voices of the Locusts and his favorite part of the book and his struggles on the road to publication. About Voices of the Locusts Sixteen-year old Jack O’Brien has never known the bittersweet stint of love, and romance is the farthest thing from his mind as he and his family arrives at a remote U.S. Air Force outpost in Japan where Jack’s father is base commander. The year is 1948. Jack’s life changes after a chance encounter with Fujiko Kobaysi, a beautiful and enchanting 17-year-old Japanese girl. Jack is immediately smitten. Fujiko’s traditional parents are overly protective and monitor her every move, and Jack and Fujiko meet secretly at her garden, located some distance from her village. There is a good reason why Fujiko’s parents

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New Young Adult Book – Voices of the Locusts

Ron Hutchinson, a Missouri author has used his years as a high school student in Japan as the inspiration for a young-adult coming-of-age novel titled Voices of the Locusts. About Voices of the Locusts [caption id="attachment_2219" align="alignright" width="225"] Voices of the Locusts[/caption] From his deathbed, 81-year-old Jack O’Brien reveals to his grandson the existence of a long-forgotten story he wrote as a teenager years earlier while living in Japan. The 16-year-old grandson finds the story in an old footlocker in his grandfather’s attic, and spends days pouring over the real-life account. Set at a U.S. military base in rural Japan in 1948, and playing out against a backdrop of swirling post-War social change, Jack’s Voices of the Locusts tells the story of three families—one black, one white, one Asian. The story also recounts Jack’s love for a Japanese girl, Fujiko Kobaysi, who has been promised in marriage by her parents

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