Star Sand by Roger Pulvers tells the story of two deserters, one Japanese and one American, stranded on a tiny island as WW2 draws to a close. Star Sand explores their relationship through the diary of a young girl of mixed Japanese and American parentage who finds them and helps them to remain hidden and to survive.
What does it mean to be enemies? How do you forgive and move on? The conflict between a sense of duty and humanity. This is a compelling read, even though you sense that you know what is going to happen the tension builds and you hope for a different outcome.