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Tonight, I did some more pleasure reading. I’ve been feeling generally unmotivated all things work related; research in particular has been placed in a perpetual limbo. To avoid this no man’s land, I re-read When the Rainbow Goddess Wept by Cecilia Manguerra Brainard. I’ve been meaning to pick this novel up again since I’m going to teach it this winter in my course on geography, time, and trauma in Asian American literature, but I just didn’t have the stomach to read something about war.

A Review of Cecilia Manguerra Brainard’s When the Rainbow Goddess Wept )
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I'm too tired to write my review tonight, so I will post it tomorrow. Until then, here's a teaser:



Tonight, I did some more pleasure reading. I’ve been feeling generally unmotivated all things work related; research in particular has been placed in a perpetual limbo. To avoid this no man’s land, I re-read When the Rainbow Goddess Wept by Cecilia Manguerra Brainard. I’ve been meaning to pick this novel up again since I’m going to teach it this winter in my course on geography, time, and trauma in Asian American literature, but I just didn’t have the stomach to read something about war.

The novel is set just before the Japanese invade the Philippines during World War 2. The protagonist, a young girl, named Yvonne....

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