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An Evening to Celebrate Elisabeth Wilkins Lombardo’s posthumous novel, THE AFTERLIFE OF KENZABURO TSURUDA

Submitted by Emily on Thu, 09/06/2018 - 1:30pm

Tuesday, October 2, 7:00PM
An Evening to Celebrate Elisabeth Wilkins Lombardo’s posthumous novel, THE AFTERLIFE OF KENZABURO TSURUDA
Wine and cheese reception with readings from friends and loved ones

As he stumbles through an afterlife he never believed in, scientist Kenzaboro Tsuruda must make sense of his life and confront his family’s secrets in order to save his ancestors from becoming Hungry Ghosts―a Buddhist state of purgatory. Meanwhile, his daughter, wife, and sister-in-law struggle with their own loss and take turns sharing their point of view to gradually reveal their family’s shameful history―including when, during WWII, Kenzaboro sent his wife, Satsuki, to live with family near Hiroshima, where her rape by his brother resulted in the birth of their only child, Haruna. Spanning the years during WWII and its horrific ending after the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima up to Emperor Hirohito’s death in 1989, THE AFTERLIFE OF KENZABURO TSURUDA paints a beautiful and haunting portrait of ancient and modern Japan as seen through the eyes of one family as they reconcile loss, shame, honor, death, and, finally, redemption.

Event date: 
Tuesday, October 2, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Event address: 
Print: A Bookstore
273 Congress Street
Portland, ME 04101
The Afterlife of Kenzaburo Tsuruda Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781631524813
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: She Writes Press - October 2nd, 2018