Getting Oriented by Wally Wood
A Novel about Japan

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Phil Fletcher's debut as a tour guide takes his life in unexpected directions after an old college buddy persuades him to guide a group of Americans traveling through Japan. The group includes a high-powered career woman who finds far more than historic sights in the Land of the Rising Sun; a man who discovers a hidden interest in Japanese erotica; a neglected wife and a Southern belle vying for attention on Phil's futon; and a retired couple facing their deepest fears on the much-anticipated trip of a lifetime. Private dramas provoke crises and life-changing decisions during this twelve-day tour of Japan, as the group travels from the serenity of ancient Kyoto temples to the towering heights of Tokyo skyscrapers.

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Wally Wood is a professional writer with 19 business books to his credit. A lifelong lover of Japan old and new, he has led tour groups through the country and vacationed there many times. He lives in Connecticut with his very-much-alive wife, Marian. For more about Japan and the writing life as well as a book club discussion guide, please visit his Getting Oriented blog at:
Published July 13, 2011 by CreateSpace. 254 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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As Phil dispenses Japanese history to tour groups, visits temples, and tries not to lose anyone on the trains, he becomes involved in the lives of the tourists, including an elderly couple who have come to Japan to kill themselves, a sex-obsessed husband who requests Phil translate an erotic comi...

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They meet for dinner and Setsuko introduces Phil to an attractive Japanese widow by the name of Mariko, and Phil is tempted to stay in Japan after the tour ends to connect with her.

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