The Stones Cry Out by Hikaru Okuizumi
Cloth; Used. As New. Dust Jacket: As New. The Stones Cry Out by Hikaru Okuizumi. First Edition/First Printing. Fiction/Literature.
"Tsuyoshi Manase is a World War II veteran troubled by memories of the war's end in a cave on the island of Leyte in the Philippines. As defeated and emaciated soldiers on the verge of death are being executed by their own commander's sword, a lance corporal -- a geologist -- tells our hero before dying: "Even the most ordinary pebble has the history of the universe written on it."
Manase survives the war and returns to civilian life in Japan. He runs a bookstore, marries, has two sons, and pursues the life of an amateur geologist. When his eldest son is gouged to death in a cave, suspicion falls on Manase, and his life begins to unravel."