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Vroman's Live - Gail Tsukiyama, in conversation with Mary Roach, discusses The Color of Air

Vroman's Live presents Gail Tsukiyama, in conversation with Mary Roach on Wednesday August 26th at 6pm

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Daniel Abe, a young doctor in Chicago, is finally coming back to Hawai'i. He has his own reason for returning to his childhood home, but it is not to revisit the past, unlike his Uncle Koji. Koji lives with the memories of Daniel's mother, Mariko, the love of his life, and the scars of a life hard-lived. He can't wait to see Daniel, who he's always thought of as a son, but he knows the time has come to tell him the truth about his mother, and his father. But Daniel's arrival coincides with the awakening of the Mauna Loa volcano, and its dangerous path toward their village stirs both new and long ago passions in their community.

Alternating between past and present--from the day of the volcano eruption in 1935 to decades prior-- The Color of Air interweaves the stories of Daniel, Koji, and Mariko to create a rich, vibrant, bittersweet chorus that celebrates their lifelong bond to one other and to their immigrant community. As Mauna Loa threatens their lives and livelihoods, it also unearths long held secrets simmering below the surface that meld past and present, revealing a path forward for them all. (Harpervia)

Born to a Chinese mother and a Japanese father in San Francisco, Gail Tsukiyama now lives in El Cerrito, California. Her novels include Dreaming Water, The Language of ThreadsThe Samurai's Garden, and Night of Many Dreams.

Mary Roach is the author of Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War, Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void, Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex, Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife, Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers. Her writing has appeared in Outside and others, Wired, National Geographic, and the New York Times Magazine, among others.

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Wednesday, August 26, 2020 - 6:00pm
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The Color of Air: A Novel Cover Image
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