The Grave on the Wall

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Thu, 08/29/2019 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
The Grave on the Wall

 

"In this memoir, Brandon Shimoda, an American poet of Japanese descent, tells the story of his family, starting with his grandfather, who was transformed into an 'enemy alien' by World War II; and in doing so, tells a universal story of the horrors of war both physical and emotional, and the tensions that linger among people long after the wars are over. "Sometimes a work of art functions as a dream,' wrote Myriam Gurba. 'At other times, a work of art functions as a conscience. In the tradition of Juan Rulfo's Pedro Páramo, Brandon Shimoda’s The Grave on the Wall is both. It is also the type of fragmented reckoning only America could instigate.'"––Emily Temple

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