Major Lloyd Gruver considered himself a lucky man. Son of an Army general, he was stationed in beautiful, exotic Japan and was dating a general's daughter. His future looked pretty good. He couldn't understand guys like Private Joe Kelly. Marrying those Japanese girls, never being able to go back to the states. No, Gruver simply couldn't comprehend it. Then he met Hana-ogi. After that nothing mattered anymore. Nothing but her ...
- James A. Michener