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Facing the Wave: A Journey in the Wake of the Tsunami

Ehrlich, Gretel

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ISBN 10: 0307949273 / ISBN 13: 9780307949271
Published by Vintage Books, U.S.A., 2014
Condition: Fine Soft cover
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The author traveled to Japan to witness the devastation of the 2011 earthquake and tsunami. Here, "she weaves together reportage and poetic reflections to tell the stories of the survivors". Book is signed on the title page by Ehrlich. This copy is fine, un-read, gift quality. First edition / second printing. Ships in bubble wrap. Bookseller Inventory # BX6-12

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Title: Facing the Wave: A Journey in the Wake of ...

Publisher: Vintage Books, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 2014

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket as issued

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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A passionate student of Japanese poetry, theater, and art for much of her life, Gretel Ehrlich felt compelled to return to the earthquake-and-tsunami-devastated Tohoku coast to bear witness, listen to survivors, and experience their terror and exhilaration in villages and towns where all shelter and hope seemed lost. In an eloquent narrative that blends strong reportage, poetic observation, and deeply felt reflection, she takes us into the upside-down world of northeastern Japan, where nothing is certain and where the boundaries between living and dying have been erased by water.
 
The stories of rice farmers, monks, and wanderers; of fishermen who drove their boats up the steep wall of the wave; and of an eighty-four-year-old geisha who survived the tsunami to hand down a song that only she still remembered are both harrowing and inspirational. Facing death, facing life, and coming to terms with impermanence are equally compelling in a landscape of surreal desolation, as the ghostly specter of Fukushima Daiichi, the nuclear power complex, spews radiation into the ocean and air. Facing the Wave is a testament to the buoyancy, spirit, humor, and strong-mindedness of those who must find their way in a suddenly shattered world.

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Gretel Ehrlich is the author of This Cold Heaven, The Future of Ice, and The Solace of Open Spaces, among other works of nonfiction, fiction, and poetry. She lives in Wyoming.

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