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Queen of Babylon

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“What is this… sushi bar?” King Kashtiliash of Babylon looked at the small restaurant his queen had insisted that they visit before leaving Nantucket.

Kathryn Hollard wondered how to explain Japanese cuisine to her favorite downtimer. They had not quite managed to penetrate Japan, which was in the middle of the Jomon period. However, enough Islanders had a taste for sushi to keep the Yamamotos in business.

“You liked the oysters,” she said with a grin. “Give this a chance.”

After all, there weren’t many opportunities in Babylon to enjoy a spicy tuna roll – especially one named Queen of Babylon.