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From Trinity to Trinity

Translated by Eiko Otake

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From Trinity to Trinity recounts the pilgrimage of Japanese atomic-bomb survivor Kyoko Hayashi to the Trinity Site in northern New Mexico, where the world’s first atomic bomb test was conducted. Her journey takes her into unfamiliar terrain, both past and present, as she not only confronts American attitudes, disconcertingly detached from the suffering of nuclear destruction, but discovers as well a profound kinship with desert plants and animals, the bomb’s first victims. Translator Eiko Otake, a renowned artist in dance (Eiko & Koma), offers further insight into Hayashi’s life and work, illuminating how her identity as outsider helped shape her vision. Together author and translator present one woman’s transformation from victim to witness, a portrait of endurance as a power of being against all odds.

japanese title: Torinichi kara torinichi e
subjects: Atomic bomb victims
Women authors
World War II
genre: Biography/Memoir
ISBN: 9781581771176
OCLC number: 613993586
publisher: Station Hill Press
publication place: Barrytown, NY
japanese publication date: 2000
english publication date: 2010
document type: Book
description: xxxvi, 61 pages ; 21 cm