Wednesday, July 22, 2015
John Hersey’s Hiroshima takes place in the Japanese city after the WW2 bombing. Eventually it was republished in paperback as Bantam Book No. 404. The cover portrays a man and a woman who do not look Japanese. "They are young, white, and stylish: she epitomizes New Look fashion in her loafers and gathered skirt, he sports pleated cuffs and a fitted trench coat." The book cover implies that Hiroshima took place in America. It makes me wonder if anyone involved in the publication of the paperback edition had read the book!