The Laws of Evening
By Mary Yukari Waters.
Abridged by Doreen Estall.
Stories exploring postwar Japanese society.
Shoji's work for a construction conglomerate has meant a move from his home town of Hiroshima to the recently conquered Chinese town, Tai-huen.
Shoji is accompanied by his wife Masae and daughter Hiroko.
As Masae whiles away her days, and becomes accustomed to the columns of Chinese prisoners of war that pass by her window, she wonders how her three year old daughter will remember her childhood.
Read by Noriko Aida.