Gene Oishi—"Fox Drum Bebop"
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Local author and former Baltimore Sun correspondent Gene Oishi will discuss his debut novel, "Fox Drum Bebop." About the book: Hiroshi Kono is 8 years old and just beginning to question the racial and economic inequities he sees around him when he and his family, along with 120,000 other Japanese Americans, are packed off to an internment camp run by the U.S. military. Sexual initiation, kabuki performances, all-night jam sessions in French jazz clubs, alcoholism, and the ever-present drumbeat of family form the backdrop against which Hiroshi, his siblings, and his parents struggle to define themselves.