where the writers are
The Fifth Book of Peace
Date of Review: 
Oct.06.2003
Source: 
The New Yorker

… Here she re-creates [a] lost fictional narrative and sets it alongside an account of her life after the [1991 Oakland fire] fire, so that the Vietnam-era doings of her antic hero, … who moves to Hawaii to evade the draft, are juxtaposed with her own experience teaching writing workshops for veterans of Vietnam.