June 9 discussion of _The Kappa Child_ by Hirami Goto

 09 June
 Quatrefoil Library
 1220 E Lake St - 55407 - Minneapolis - United States
 David Lenander
Besides our website, ncgaylaxians.org, join us on Facebook under North Country Gaylaxians, https://www.facebook.com/groups/196936024304/. FROM wikipedia.COM: Goto's novel focuses on a Japanese-Canadian woman and her family. The narrator believes herself to have immaculately conceived a kappa. The novel won the 2001 James Tiptree Jr. Award for Science Fiction and Commonwealth Writers. From Amazon.com: The Kappa Child is the tale of four Japanese Canadian sisters struggling to escape the bonds of a family and landscape as inhospitable as the sweltering prairie heat. In a family not at all reminiscent of Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House on the Prairie, four Japanese-Canadian sisters struggle to escape the bonds of a family and landscape as inhospitable as the sweltering prairie heat. Their father, moved by an incredible dream of optimism, decides to migrate from the lush green fields of British Columbia to Alberta. There, he is determined to deny the hard-pan limitations of the prairie and to grow rice. Despite a dearth of both water and love, the family discovers, through sorrow and fear, the green kiss of the Kappa Child, a mythical creature who blesses those who can imagine its magic... Future 2015 discussion topics: Steam-powered: Lesbian Steampunk Stories JoSelle Vanderhooft, ed, July 14. Also—panel discussions at CONvergence in July, like “The Wizard of Oz made me gay,” “That Elf Looks Awfully Queer.” Red Devil by Kyell Gold (participating via Skype) on August 11; His Sacred Bones by Ginn Hale (participating via Skype) on September 8 The Drowning Girl by Caitlin Kiernan on October 13; Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie on November 10; Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller on December 8.

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