We are meeting next Tuesday, July 12, 8:30 pm at my place. We are reading the Young Adult novel Death Coming Up the Hill by Chris Crowe, a faculty member in the English department at BYU. The whole novel is written in haiku lyrics. Here is the blurb from Amazon.
It’s 1968, and war is not foreign to seventeen-year-old Ashe. His dogmatic, racist father married his passionate peace-activist mother when she became pregnant with him, and ever since, the couple, like the situation in Vietnam, has been engaged in a “senseless war that could have been prevented.”
When his high school history teacher dares to teach the political realities of the war, Ashe grows to better understand the situation in Vietnam, his family, and the wider world around him. But when a new crisis hits his parents’ marriage, Ashe finds himself trapped, with no options before him but to enter the fray.
See you all soon.