Thursday, January 18, 2018

Pg. 99: Kenny Fries's "In the Province of the Gods"

Featured at the Page 99 Test: In the Province of the Gods by Kenny Fries.

About the book, from the publisher:
A beguiling adventure in Japan

Kenny Fries embarks on a journey of profound self-discovery as a disabled foreigner in Japan, a society historically hostile to difference. As he visits gardens, experiences Noh and butoh, and meets artists and scholars, he also discovers disabled gods, one-eyed samurai, blind chanting priests, and A-bomb survivors. When he is diagnosed as HIV positive, all his assumptions about Japan, the body, and mortality are shaken, and he must find a way to reenter life on new terms.
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The Page 99 Test: In the Province of the Gods.

--Marshal Zeringue