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Facing the Wave: A Journey in the Wake of the Tsunami (Signed First Edition)

Ehrlich, Gretel

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ISBN 10: 0307907317 / ISBN 13: 9780307907318
Published by Pantheon, 2013
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NEW YORK: Pantheon [2013]. First edition. First printing. Hardbound. New in dust jacket. A pristine unread copy. Comes with mylar dust jacket cover. Shipped in well padded box. Smoke-free, defect-free, nor maks, no clips. This book was purchased new and shelved, untouched since then. SIGNED BY AUTHOR on title page. 0.0. Bookseller Inventory # h6

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

Publisher: Pantheon

Publication Date: 2013

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:New

Dust Jacket Condition: New

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition....

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**Kirkus Best Books of the Year (2013)**
**Kansas City Star Best Books of the Year (2013)**

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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