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Haunted by Waters: A Journey through Race and Place in the American West (Paperback)
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Haunted by Waters: A Journey through Race and Place in the American West (Paperback)

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Paperback 214 Pages / Published: 30/03/2011
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Publisher: University of Iowa Press
ISBN: 9781587299988
Number of pages: 214
Weight: 318 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 15 mm


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"Luminous as Idaho's fabled trout streams, "Haunted by Waters" recounts how racialized minorities, including native peoples, Hawaiians, Chinese, and Japanese, transformed spaces into places in the physical and social landscape of the American West. And in the course of this journey, we come to discover a river to ourselves."--Gary Y. Okihiro, Columbia University


"'It is not ?y-?shing if you are not seeking answers to questions, ' says Norman Maclean's father in "A River Runs through It", and as a scholar and ?y-?sherman Robert Hayashi shows us how researching and writing about his Japanese American ancestry in the American West are intimately connected to his love of fly-fishing western waters. The way the book culminates with the touching revelation of the author's being 'haunted by waters' beautifully complicates that famous conclusion to "A River Runs through It" and makes us aware of how each of us sees the landscape through a unique personal, cultural, and historical lens and acts accordingly."--Don Scheese, author, "Mountains of Memory: A Fire Lookout's Life in the River of No Return Wilderness"


""Haunted by Waters" is essential truth but also ?ne prose. . . . Borrowing a title from so perfect a book as Maclean's takes courage; it also requires the ability to deliver on the underlying presumption, and that ability Robert Hayashi indisputably has. Despite--and because of--its vital concern with race and place in the American West, this is a delicious, satisfying, haunting book."-- Wayne Franklin, from the foreword


Luminous as Idaho s fabled trout streams, "Haunted by Waters" recounts how racialized minorities, including native peoples, Hawaiians, Chinese, and Japanese, transformed spaces into places in the physical and social landscape of the American West. And in the course of this journey, we come to discover a river to ourselves. Gary Y. Okihiro, Columbia University"


It is not ?y-?shing if you are not seeking answers to questions, says Norman Maclean s father in "A River Runs through It," and as a scholar and ?y-?sherman Robert Hayashi shows us how researching and writing about his Japanese American ancestry in the American West are intimately connected to his love of fly-fishing western waters. The way the book culminates with the touching revelation of the author s being haunted by waters beautifully complicates that famous conclusion to "A River Runs through It" and makes us aware of how each of us sees the landscape through a unique personal, cultural, and historical lens and acts accordingly. Don Scheese, author, "Mountains of Memory: A Fire Lookout s Life in the River of No Return Wilderness""


"Haunted by Waters" is essential truth but also ?ne prose. . . . Borrowing a title from so perfect a book as Maclean s takes courage; it also requires the ability to deliver on the underlying presumption, and that ability Robert Hayashi indisputably has. Despite and because of its vital concern with race and place in the American West, this is a delicious, satisfying, haunting book. Wayne Franklin, from the foreword"


It is not fly-fishing if you are not seeking answers to questions, says Norman Maclean s father in "A River Runs through It," and as a scholar and fly-fisherman Robert Hayashi shows us how researching and writing about his Japanese American ancestry in the American West are intimately connected to his love of fly-fishing western waters. The way the book culminates with the touching revelation of the author s being haunted by waters beautifully complicates that famous conclusion to "A River Runs through It" and makes us aware of how each of us sees the landscape through a unique personal, cultural, and historical lens and acts accordingly. Don Scheese, author, "Mountains of Memory: A Fire Lookout s Life in the River of No Return Wilderness""

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