Thursday, April 26 @ 7:30 PM
Powell’s Books on Hawthorne
3723 se hawthorne blvd / portland, or 97214
In Lion Cross Point (Two Lines), celebrated Japanese author Masatsugu Ono (winner of Japan’s prestigious Akutagawa Prize) turns his gentle pen to the mind of 10-year-old Takeru, who arrives at his family’s home village amid a scorching summer, carrying memories of unspeakable acts against his mother and brother. At once a subtle portrayal of a child’s sense of memory and community, an empowering exploration of how we find the words to encompass our trauma, and a spooky Japanese ghost story, Lion Cross Point is gripping and poignant, reminiscent of Kenzaburo Oe’s best work. Ono will be joined in conversation by Janice Lee, author and Assistant Professor of Fiction at Portland State University.