Tamiko Nimura interviews novelist Laurie Frankel about her new book, Goodbye For Now, a speculative novel about technology, death and dying, human foibles and acceptance. And model airplanes.
Ichiro’s image was linked in my mind with my father, my cousins and uncles, the members of my Japanese American family who love baseball. Ichiro is Japanese, not Japanese American, but seeing him at the plate reminded me of those Ansel Adams pictures, taken of Japanese American players during World War II, behind barbed wire. Ichiro was a Japanese man, succeeding wildly at an all-American pastime.