6 edition of Bookclub in a Box Discusses the Novel The Ash Garden, written by Dennis Bock found in the catalog.
October 17, 2005 by Bookclub-In-A-Box .
Written in English
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The 'Ash Garden' refers to the somehow miraculous growth of flowers that started to grow just weeks later in the ashes of what was left of Hiroshima and its people. Dennis Bock has written about the most disturbing event to happen in our world, the bombing of Hiroshima on August 6, /5.
Bookclub-in-a-Box presents the discussion companion for Dennis Bock’s novel The Ash Garden Published by HarperFlamingoCanada, a division of HarperCollins, Toronto, ISBN: Quotations used in this guide have been taken from the text of the hardcover edition of The Ash Garden.
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Transformation /5. Dennis Bock creates his disturbing universe in the manner of the great moralists like Shusaku Endo or Athol Fugard. Grounding the two predominant man-made horrors written by Dennis Bock book the last century in the lives of his three main characters, Bock's risk-taking imagination, his compassionate intelligence and superb writing, make The Ash Garden an evocative must-read experience.
An intellectually demanding, yet emotionally affecting, first novel by short-story writer Bock (Olympia, ) tackles the large philosophical and ethical questions raised by narrative jumps back and forth in time, developing the three main characters’ private histories since WWII as they move inexorably toward recognition, and perhaps resolution, of their Author: Dennis Bock.
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He also discusses the research he conducted, his style of writing, and what he thinks is leading to the current resurgence of interest in the WWII period. Dennis Bock's poignant book The Ash Garden personalizes the epic bombing of Hiroshima through Anton Böll, a German émigré physicist, and Emiko, a Japanese victim of the bomb.
Bombmaker and bombed, they balance this incisive, symmetrical novel and its sustained inquiry into remorse and forgiveness/5(19).
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Six-year-old Emiko Amai has just seen a large dark object fall from the belly of a plane. Her little brother Mitsuo looks up and notices: He licked his lips, still watching the strange object fall.
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Bock presents three complex characters, each scarred, each coping with the horrors of that day in August in The Ash Garden isn’t about survival or recovery or resolution -- it’s about keeping your sanity when your world has fallen apart.
Powerful, informative and beautifully written. The novel ‘The ash garden’ by Dennis Bock is a story that traces the intersections in the lives of three different individuals whose lives are linked forever by a bomb.
The story talks about Emiko who is a six year old child survivor of Bookclub in a Box Discusses the Novel The Ash Garden Hiroshima bombings, and now is a well renowned documentary filmmaker.
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