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