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THE SHOWGIRL AND THE WRITER by Marnie Mueller (Ecuador)

THE SHOWGIRL AND THE WRITER by Marnie Mueller (Ecuador)

  Dear Friends, Family, and Colleagues, My latest book, The Showgirl and the Writer: A Friendship Forged​ in the Aftermath of the Japanese American Incarceration was published in July of this year by Peace Corps Writers, an Imprint of Peace Corps Worldwide. I am grateful to many of you who have read, reviewed, and referred the book to potential readers. For others, The Showgirl and the Writer​ is a hybrid memoir/biography about my long friendship with Mary Mon Toy, a Nisei performer who had been forcibly removed from her home to an American concentration camp in Idaho during WWII. Our underlying bond was the incarceration of Japanese Americans; I was born in the Tule Lake Japanese American high security camp in California where my Caucasian parents had volunteered to work. This book has been a labor of love, a personal and political journey. When I learned upon Mary’s death in 2010 that she had been keeping . . .

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