Treadmill is a unique and historically significant novel-the only book written about life in Japanese and Japanese-American internment camps during World War II written at the time by an internee.
Nakamura exquisitely captures the thinking and mood of the people involved, evoking the fears, anxieties, suspicions, cynicisms, and passions brought out by camp life.
Nakamura almost succeeded in getting Treadmill published in the late 1940s, but its topic was considered "too sensitive" by editors and publishers.
Professor Peter Suzuki discovered Treadmill while he was doing some research on internment camps of Japanese Americans.
This revised edition contains a new introductory essay by Professor Tara Fickle and a series of photographs of Japanese internment camps in California taken by renowned photographer Ansel Adams in 1943.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 240 pages
- Publisher: Mosaic Press
- Publication Date: 02/03/2017
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9781771612104