The Emperor of Any Place
The ghosts of war reverberate across the generations in a riveting, time-shifting story within a story from acclaimed thriller writer Tim Wynne-Jones. When Evan s father dies suddenly, Evan finds a hand-bound yellow book on his desk a book his dad had been reading when he passed away. The book is the diary of a Japanese soldier stranded on a small Pacific island in WWII. Why was his father reading it? What is in this account that Evan s grandfather, whom Evan has never met before, fears so much that he will do anything to prevent its being seen? And what could this possibly mean for Evan? In a pulse-quickening mystery evoking the elusiveness of truth and the endurance of wars passed from father to son, this engrossing novel is a suspenseful, at times terrifying read from award-winning author Tim Wynne-Jones."
Tim Wynne-Jones is the accomplished author of numerous YA novels, including "Blink & Caution, " winner of the 2012 "Boston Globe Horn Book" Award, and "The Uninvited, " short-listed for the Arthur Ellis Award and the Governor General s Literary Award. In 2012, Tim Wynne-Jones was named an Officer of the Order of Canada for his services to literature. He lives with his wife in Ontario."