This book is about a woman who came to San Francisco from Japan to marry a man arranged by her family. It speaks of the trouble the Japanese immigrants had in the early 20th century through the 2nd World War, after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. American-born Japanese citizens were forced into “camps” surrounded by razor wire and far away from anything. In Montana, North Dakota, and Utah. They were incarcerated with twice daily head counts and time-controlled showers. This sounds all too familiar to prison nowadays. They had a chapel, health offices, commissary, and chow hall. I completely understood some of the situations in this book when compared to how I live in prison. Very Interesting read.. Oppression at its worst.