Kate Gavino - SANPAKU

Saturday, August 25, 2018 - 7:00pm
2421 Bissonnet Street
Houston, TX 77005

Kate will be in conversation with Bryan Washington. Washington is the author of Lot, coming out from Riverhead in 2019. His fiction and nonfiction have been published in the New York Times, the New York Times Magazine, BuzzFeed, New York Magazine, The Paris Review, Boston Review, Tin House, One Story, Bon Appétit, MUNCHIES, American Short Fiction, GQ, FADER, The Awl, Hazlitt, and Catapult, where he writes a column called “Bayou Diaries”.

An ominous condition known as Sanpaku plagues the waking life of young Marcine.

Marcine is fascinated with the Japanese idea of Sanpaku. It says that seeing the white around the iris of your eyes is a bad omen. But it's everywhere Marcine looks--her grandmother has it, some classmates at Catholic school have it, JFK had it . . . even Marcine might suffer from this odd condition. Eating a strict macrobiotic diet and meditating is supposed to help, but no matter how much Marcine wants it to, it can't save her grandmother, or bring back pop star Selena, or make her life at school any easier.

From cartoonist Kate Gavino (Last Night's Reading), Sanpaku gives voice to the insecurities that abound in teens of all cultures, while exploring this Japanese theory through her own Catholic, Filipino background.

Sanpaku Cover Image
ISBN: 9781684152100
Availability: Unlikely to Be Available
Published: Archaia - August 21st, 2018