"[Hirahara] brings heart and elegance to a nifty whodunit…. In the process of solving a murder mystery, an elderly Japanese-American begins to rebuild the strained relationship with his only daughter."—Kirkus Reviews
”What makes this series unique is its flawed and honorable protagonist. … A fascinating insight into a complex and admirable man.”—Booklist, starred review
“The endearing, quietly dignified Mas, supported by a cast of spirited New Yorkers, as well as the distinctive Japanese-flavored prose, make this a memorable read.”—Publishers Weekly
“A compelling grasp of the Japanese American subculture … absolutely fascinating.”—Asian American Press
From the Trade Paperback edition.