Mark Jarman (essay date 1996)
SOURCE: "The Volcano Inside," in The Southern Review, Vol. 32, No. 2, April, 1996, pp. 337-43.
[In the review below, Jarman calls Volcano "a remarkable, profound, and haunting book. "]
When the poet Garrett Hongo was six years old, his parents, both descended from Japanese immigrants and like himself natives of Hawai'i, left the islands and moved their family to Los Angeles. It was the late 1950s, for immigrants a time of great promise—a promise that American history has shown was not an illusion. The...
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