Mura used two powerful motifs to unify this work: his Japanese American heritage and his own sexual history. The motifs are connected because Mura, as a Sansei (third-generation Japanese American), is fascinated by "whiteness." The Japanese half of his "doubled" existence is evoked by images of government internment camps that held his grandparents and other Issei (first-generation Japanese Americans), as well as scenes from his own childhood reverberating with "shouts of chink and/gook." The erotic side of Mura surfaces in disturbing poems about voyeurism and pornography-and in a complex pair of long poems entitled "The Affair I and It," where a man and a woman discover the strange linkage of sex and self. Mura ends this poignant book with a poem to his daughter, Samantha, child of two races and a living symbol of "unbroken/joy." Highly recommended.-Daniel L. Guillory, Dept. of English, Millikin Univ., Decatur, Ill.