An Adventure Interrupted

The Experiences of an American Woman and Her Son Living in Japan Before and After the Kobe Earthquake

by Carolyn Underwood



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 9/25/2003

Recognition Programs

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 88
ISBN : 9780595292059

About the Book

In 1994, an American woman and her seven-year-old son embarked on an adventure that took them inside a culture where the older generation remains closely tied to the past, while the younger generation attempts to move into a present that brings unprecedented change-the culture of Japan.

Carolyn Underwood is a single mother with a full-time job as an executive in a pharmaceutical company. In this position she tests every cultural norm held sacred by a traditional Japanese citizen. As she and her son find their way through the Kobe earthquake, an important message is brought home to them-that the ability to lean on friends, neighbors and colleagues, regardless of national or racial mind-set, connects us all under a simple category-fellow humans.

About the Author

Carolyn Underwood has worked in the pharmaceutical/biotechnology industry for over twenty years. She is currently the president of a biotechnology company. In 1994?95, she lived and worked on assignment in Japan. Carolyn, her son Theo and her significant other, Bob, live in Cary, North Carolina.