In November 1952, 1,000 Japanese thronged the pier at Yokohama to greet the arrival of the liner Chitose Maru. When one alighting passenger gazed down at them from the gangway, the crowd broke into a cheer. There was something about the kimono-clad woman from Okinawa that mesmerized people. Especially the five men on the dock who had gone through five years of hell with her on a desert island.

Cage on the Sea, by Kaoru Ohno, translated by Giles Murray.
Bento Books, Fiction.
Rating: ★★★★★