Father of the Four Passages
Author: Lois-Ann Yamanaka | Paperback
From one of the most original voices on the American literary scene (The Atlantic Monthly) comes the powerful tale of Sonia Kurisu, a young woman who grew up troubled in working-class Hawaii and struggles to raise her young son alone. Alternating between the present and the past, Yamanaka depicts Sonia's difficult childhood, her addictions to drugs and alcohol, and her string of bad lovers. As she tries to gain control of her life, she is haunted by the ghosts of three children she never had. A work of raw energy and searing honesty, Father of the Four Passages is an extraordinary testament to the redemptive power of love.
Author Bio: Lois-Ann Yamanaka is the author of the poetry collection Saturday Night at the Pahala Theatre; the fiction trilogy Wild Meat and the Bully Burgers, Blu's Hanging, and Heads by Harry; as well as a young adult novel, Name Me Nobody. She has won a Lannan Literary Award, an Asian American Literary Award, and an American Book Award. She lives in Honolulu.