The Night Parade

My memoir-in-essays THE NIGHT PARADE (Custom House/HarperCollins 2023) draws on the Japanese myth of the hyakki-yagyo—the Night Parade of One Hundred Demons—to tell the braided stories of 1) my grief after my father’s illness/death and 2) my experience with bipolar disorder, driven by the question: how do we live beside the things that haunt us? These linked essays also reflect on other haunted topics: miscarriage, coronavirus, racism, and Japanese American incarceration, in order to investigate how what we fear shapes who we are.