The Ocean in the Closet
By Yuko Taniguchi
(Coffee House Press, Paperback, 9781566891943, 268pp.)
Publication Date: May 2007
A girl reaches across an ocean to heal three generations from the aftermath of war.
Yuko Taniguchi, author of the critically acclaimed book of poetry Foreign Wife Elegy, was born in Yokohama, Japan, in 1975. At the age of fifteen, she came to the United States and attended high school in Maryland, obtaining her collegiate degrees in Minnesota, where she continues to make her home.