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In the Province of the Gods at World Affairs Council of Oregon

World Affairs Council of Oregon
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Portland, OR 97205, US (map)

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Join Kenny Fries as he reads from his new memoir, IN THE PROVINCE OF THE GODS, at the World Affairs Council of Oregon.

In IN THE PROVINCE OF THE GODS, 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.

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.

For more information about the book, please visit: https://uwpress.wisc.edu/books/5638.htm

For more information about the event and the World Affairs Council of Oregon, please visit: http://worldoregon.org/events/programs/headline-and-cultural-forums/kenny-fries-in-the-province-of-the-gods

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