09-27-2012 04:56 AM
I read a book a couple of years ago that I really enjoyed, and want to recommend it to friends, however I cannot remember the author or the book title and it'd driving me nuts ! Maybe somebody can help...
It was set in 1945, just before the Hiroshima bomb, and was about a man (an Englishman I think), a dentist or it could have been an optometrist who was sent to work for a wealthy dentist/optometrist. From memory, I think the story was split between two times zones, but I can't fully remember ! Anyway, the house he went to stay in where he was to work, had two daughters, one very pretty and the other not and a relationship is threatening to happen between he and the prettier daughter, when the Hiroshima bomb hits. The father is killed and I think the prettier daughter might have been blinded and scarred. I can't fully remember the ending, but its a good story.
Does it ring any bells for anybody ?? My details could be wrong, but that's roughly it I think.