"For readers with any sort of interest in the Pacific, it's a natural. For those without such a background, it can also be compelling since the pathos doesn't really depend on island life, more on war time conditions in a Japanese possession. What was especially effective was the sparse entries in the diary, something so much in keeping with the characters in the novella. Well done!" -- Francis X. Hezel, S.J., Micronesia Seminar
"I have recommended Miss Gone-overseas as supplementary reading to many of my students. Among the book's many virtues, it so gently presents a nuanced view of the gendered and complex relationships between Japanese settlers in Micronesia and the people they encountered there." -- Greg Dvorak, Associate Professor at Hitotsubashi University
and Adjunct Lecturer at Waseda University, Tokyo
About the Author
Mitchell Anne Hagerstrom once lived on the Pacific island where this story takes place. She now lives in Austin, Texas.