Sayonara (novel)

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Sayonara
Mich sayonara 1st ed.jpg
First edition
Author James A. Michener
Country United States
Language English
Publisher Random House
Publication date
1953
Media type print
Pages 243pp.

This article is about the book. For other uses, see Sayonara (disambiguation).

Sayonara (1954), is a novel published by American author James A. Michener. Set during the early 1950s, it tells the story of Major Gruver, a soldier stationed in Japan, who falls in love with Hana-Ogi, a Japanese woman. The novel follows their cross-cultural Japanese romance and illuminates the racism of the post-WWII time period.

Film adaptation[edit]

Sayonara was made into a film of the same name in 1957 directed by Joshua Logan and starring Marlon Brando.