Hiroshima in the Morning
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"A brave, compassionate, and heart-wrenching memoir of one woman's quest to redeem the past while learning to live fully in the present."--Kate Moses, author of "Cakewalk, A Memoir" and "Wintering: A Novel of Sylvia Plath"

In June 2001 Rahna Reiko Rizzuto went to Hiroshima in search of a deeper understanding of her war-torn heritage. She planned to spend six months there, i...more
ebook, 320 pages
Published September 14th 2010 by Feminist Press (first published September 1st 2010)
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Karen
The buzz and controversy has nothing to do with the actual content of the memoir, so I spent the beginning being a bit confused.

The book is a lovely, poetic meditation on identity and how culture and surrounding people influence it. There is a minimal plotline about how she struggles to get people to talk to her at the beginning, her attempts to reconcile herself to family history, her slow integration into the Japanese culture, and her struggle to balance family and work at the end.

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Rahna Reiko Rizzuto is the author of the novel, Why She Left Us, which won an American Book Award in 2000. She is also a recipient of the U.S./Japan Creative Artist Fellowship, funded by the National Endowment for the Arts. Her work has appeared in numerous publications, including the L.A. Times and Salon. She was Associate Editor of The NuyorAsian Anthology: Asian American Writings About New York...more
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