In the Province of the Gods by Kenny Fries
(Living Out: Gay and Lesbian Autobiog)

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This slim, readable memoir, while occasionally overly inward-facing, answers that question as one project morphs into another.
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Kenny Fries embarks on a journey of profound self-discovery as a disabled foreigner in Japan, a society historically hostile to difference. As he visits gardens, experiences Noh and butoh, and meets artists and scholars, he also discovers disabled gods, one-eyed samurai, blind chanting priests, and A-bomb survivors. When he is diagnosed as HIV positive, all his assumptions about Japan, the body, and mortality are shaken, and he must find a way to reenter life on new terms.
 

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Kenny Fries is the author of Body, Remember: A Memoir and The History of My Shoes and the Evolution of Darwin's Theory. He is the editor of Staring Back: The Disability Experience from the Inside Out. He teaches in the MFA in Creative Writing Program at Goddard College and is the recipient of a prestigious Creative Capital grant. Kenny Fries. Photo by Michael R. Dekker
 
Published September 19, 2017 by University of Wisconsin Press. 216 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Education & Reference, Travel, Gay & Lesbian. Non-fiction
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on Jul 03 2017

This slim, readable memoir, while occasionally overly inward-facing, answers that question as one project morphs into another.

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