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Into the Forbidden Zone: A Trip through Hell and High Water in Post-Earthquake Japan
     

Into the Forbidden Zone: A Trip through Hell and High Water in Post-Earthquake Japan

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by William T. Vollmann
 

Just weeks after multiple disasters struck Japan, National Book Award winner William T. Vollmann ventures into the nuclear hot zone, outfitted only with rubber kitchen gloves, a cloth facemask, and a capricious radiation detector. In this Byliner Original from the digital publisher Byliner, Vollmann emerges with a haunting report on daily life in a now-ravaged

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Just weeks after multiple disasters struck Japan, National Book Award winner William T. Vollmann ventures into the nuclear hot zone, outfitted only with rubber kitchen gloves, a cloth facemask, and a capricious radiation detector. In this Byliner Original from the digital publisher Byliner, Vollmann emerges with a haunting report on daily life in a now-ravaged Japan—a country he has known and loved for many years. And in the cities and towns hit hardest by the earthquake, tsunami, and radioactive contamination, Vollmann finds troubling omens of a future heading toward us all.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR


William T. Vollman is the author of nine novels, including "Europe Central," winner of the National Book Award. He has also written three collections of stories, a memoir, and five works of nonfiction, including, most recently, "Imperial" and "Kissing the Mask: Beauty, Understatement, and Femininity in Japanese Noh Theater." His epic treatise on violence, "Rising Up and Rising Down," was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. He is the recipient of the Whiting Writers Award, the PEN Center USA West Award, and the Strauss Living Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781614520030
Publisher:
Byliner Inc.
Publication date:
05/01/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
1,160,593
File size:
3 MB

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Meet the Author

William T. Vollmann is the author of nine novels, including “Europe Central”, winner of the National Book Award. He has also written three collections of stories, a memoir, and five works of nonfiction, including, most recently, “Imperial” and “Kissing the Mask: Beauty, Understatement, and Femininity in Japanese Noh Theater.” His epic treatise on violence, “Rising Up and Rising Down”, was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. He is the recipient of the Whiting Writers Award, the PEN Center USA West Award, and the Strauss Living Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Sacramento, California
Date of Birth:
July 28, 1959
Place of Birth:
Santa Monica, California
Education:
Attended Deep Springs College and Cornell University

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Into the Forbidden Zone: A Trip Through Hell and High Water in Post-Earthquake Japan 2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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DrRoger More than 1 year ago
Though I learned some of the info from the japan nuclear tragedy, it seems that there could have been much much more. I was disappointed.