The Dream of Water by Kyoko Mori
A Memoir

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In 1990, author Mori returned to Japan, to "the landscape of my childhood." In this personal voyage of discovery, Mori both explores the meaning of memory and examines the two countries she knows so well: Japan and America. Author reading tour.
 

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Kyoko Mori teaches creative writing at St. Norbert's College in DePere, Wisconsin.
 
Published December 1, 1994 by Henry Holt & Co. 275 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Health, Fitness & Dieting, History, Self Help, Travel, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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and her remembrances of a childhood that included her mother's suicide when Mori was 12 and her father's subsequent beatings and cruelties (he forbade Mori to see her mother's relatives and, whenever his new wife threatened to leave because of Mori, would menace his daughter with a meat knife).

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Twelve years after she fled her home in Japan to study in the United States, Mori, now married and teaching creative writing at St. Norbert College in Wisconsin, spends several weeks of her sabbatical revisiting the ``landscapes of my childhood.'' She has been unable to distance herself from the ...

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Novelist and professor Mori's memoir charts a a sabbatical during which she attempts to come to grips with her troubled family past in her native Japan.

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Ayear ago, Kyoko Mori published a novel for older children and adolescents entitled "Shizuko's Daughter."

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