Sayonara Slam by Naomi Hirahara Part One
We discuss chapters 1-6 of Naomi Hirahara’s Sayonara Slam. As retiree Mas Arai finds himself embroiled in the murder of a young Japanese journalist alongside a show-game between Korea and Japan at Dodger Stadium in his home city of Los Angeles. Another young Japanese journalist approaches Mas to help him investigate the death. This may be Mas’ 6th time around the murder mystery block, but will he be able to help Yuki unravel this one? We also speak with Naomi Hirahara herself about the book, her history with Mas and the importance of stories like this to the Japanese American community.