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Facing the Wave: A Journey in the Wake of the Tsunami with Gretel Ehrlich

February 22, 2013 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

$12 – $39

The Mechanics’ Institute Library will be hosting a talk and book signing with author Gretel Ehrlich who will discuss her new book, Facing the Wave: A Journey in the Wake of the Tsunami.  A passionate student of Japanese poetry and art for much of her life, Gretel felt compelled to return to the earthquake- and tsunami-devastated Tohoku coast, to bear witness and listen to the survivors.
In an eloquent narrative that blends reportage, poetic observation, and deeply felt reflection, she introduces us to fishermen, farmers, teachers, monks, outcasts, and an eighty-four-year-old geisha, who survived the wave to hand down a song that only she still remembered.
Facing the Wave is a testament to the resilience and humor of people who find strength in a suddenly shattered world.
 


 
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Details

Date:
February 22, 2013
Time:
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Cost:
$12 – $39

Venue

Mechanics’ Institute
57 Post Street, 4th Floor
San Francisco, 94104 United States
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Phone:
415.393.0101

Organizer

Mechanics’ Institute
Phone:
415.393.0100
Email:
rsvp@milibrary.org
Website:
http://www.milibrary.org/events/facingthewave
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