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ISBN-10: 0679767487
ISBN-13: 9780679767480
Publisher: Vintage
Publish Date: 05/28/1996
Dimensions: 8.98" L, 6.06" W, 0.81" H

Volcano: A Memoir of Hawai’i

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Part memoir, part Japanese American family chronicle, part luminous work of natural history, Volcano tells what happened when Hongo returned to his birthplace in Hawai’i, as a young man, to reclaim its dreamlike landscape and his own elusive past. A magnificant evocation of heritage and place.

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My favorite kind of book is a poet's first prose work. The poet comes upon a story so large – his life, nature, history – hat he must break out of careful verse into the freedom of prose. William Carlos Williams, Rainer Maria Rilke, Sylvia Plath, Raymond Carver, Louise Erdrich – and now Garrett Hongo."

– Maxine Hong Kingston

"When I finished this brave and sharp story I wanted to start again because of the honesty in the author's voice and the many gifts – beautiful language, vivid and apt anecdotes, a novelist's narrative instinct – that await the reader. Garrett Hongo elucidates here a Dragon; he reveals intelligence as love. And he magics time."

– Barry Lopez

"In this memoir, the village of Volcano is both a place on the map and a beacon in the far more elusive terrain of a man's personal history. In charting that history, Garrett Hongo has produced a lyrical and penetrating work grafting intimate recollection with broad insight. He has aspired to Rousseau's standard for himself – and for all memoirists – to recount comprehensively 'what I have felt . . . and what my feelings have had me do.'"

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ISBN-10: 0679767487
ISBN-13: 9780679767480
Publisher: Vintage
Publish Date: 05/28/1996
Dimensions: 8.98" L, 6.06" W, 0.81" H
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