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The Resource Facing the wave : a journey in the wake of the tsunami, Gretel Ehrlich

Facing the wave : a journey in the wake of the tsunami, Gretel Ehrlich

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Facing the wave : a journey in the wake of the tsunami
Title
Facing the wave
Title remainder
a journey in the wake of the tsunami
Statement of responsibility
Gretel Ehrlich
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ehrlich, Gretel
Dewey number
363.34/94095211
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
GC222.J3
LC item number
E47 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami (Japan : 2011)
  • Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami, Japan, 2011
  • Tsunami damage
  • Tsunami relief
  • Disaster victims
  • Disaster victims
  • Tsunami damage
  • Tsunami relief
  • Japan
  • Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami, Japan, 2011
  • Tsunami damage
  • Tsunami relief
  • Disaster victims
Label
Facing the wave : a journey in the wake of the tsunami, Gretel Ehrlich
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-224)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn794359167
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
224 pages
Isbn
9780307907318
Lccn
2012020400
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780307907318
  • (OCoLC)794359167
Label
Facing the wave : a journey in the wake of the tsunami, Gretel Ehrlich
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-224)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn794359167
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
224 pages
Isbn
9780307907318
Lccn
2012020400
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780307907318
  • (OCoLC)794359167

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