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Exquisite and excruciating, Gaijin is a blunt, alarmingly honest accounting of scars and blows to the spirit. Part memoir, part mythology, and part eulogy to a grandfather, Gaijin simultaneously tracks a personal rupture and a family, through the painful and awkward reclamation of the self after sexual violence and the evocation of a patriarch, half dreamed, half real. So ...more
Paperback, 136 pages
Published June 28th 2016 by Civil Coping Mechanisms
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J.C.
Jun 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: poetry, memoir
This is the kind of book where the language doesn't leave you after you set it down. The feelings, the images it conjures-- which sounds too clunky of a word for such beautiful work. The way Gaijin is told, I don't think it'd work in a more conventional format. And thank goodness for that, because its a wonderful cocktail of myth and memoir as it is.

A really good summer read this book is, and I highly recommend the experience of reading its pages.
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