In the autumn of 1941, a wounded Asian stranger, Mr. Ohta, mysteriously appears in the fishing village of Salty Creek, South Carolina. A young woman names Sophie becomes transfixed by Mr. Ohta and a friendship born of their mutual love of art blossoms into a secret courtship. When Pearl Harbor is bombed, a surge of misguided patriotism, bigotry and violence sweeps through the town, threatening Mr. Ohta's life. Sophie, the town matriarch and her housekeeper reject law and propriety, risking their lives to hide him. Based on the novel by Augusta Trobaugh.


Maggie Greenwald