The Emperor of Any PlaceAudiobook CD - 2015
A time-shifting story within a story by the award-winning author of Blink & Caution follows the efforts of a teen to comprehend a World War II diary that his father had been reading before his untimely death. Simultaneous.
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 listen from award-winning author Tim Wynne-Jones.
When Evan looks into the hand-bound book that his father was reading when he passed away, the diary of a Japanese soldier in World War II, questions about the book and how it relates to Evan begin to multiply.