The Lessons of Fukushima

Tuesday, March 19, 2013 - 7:00pm

Award-wining author Cecile Pineda will share her stirring insight of the nuclear industry as part of her 10-day Great Lakes book tour. Ms. Pineda’s latest book, published by Wings Press, is Devil’s Tango: How I Learned the Fukushima Step by Step, and is a provocative exploration of the nuclear industry and the ongoing impact of the meltdown of three reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear facility in Japan in March, 2011. An update on the global consequences of the tragic event will be a major focus of Pineda’s talk. Her book tour coincides with the second anniversary of the Fukushima nuclear disaster.

Published on the one-year anniversary of the disaster, the book, in Pineda’s own words, is “a crazy quilt of multiple voices, pieced together day-by-day.” At times lyrical, meditative or even comical – yet always disturbing – it reflects her anguished attempt to come to terms with Fukushima’s catastrophic consequences to the entire planet. “We are beyond the place where available technology can address what is ongoing and probably will be ongoing for many, many decades,” says Pineda. Copies of Ms. Pineda’s newest book will be available for signing and sale.

Cecile Pineda has been an anti-war activist from early life. Her novels, all available from, have been critically acclaimed, with Face, winning the Commonwealth Club of California Gold Medal – a record for first fiction, as well as the Sue Kaufman Prize and a National Book Award nomination. Her picaresque novel, The Love Queen of the Amazon, written with an NEA Fiction Fellowship, was named a Notable Book of the Year by The New York Times.

This event is free and open to the public. A major sponsor is Nukewatch. For more information, call (715) 491-1115.

Venue Information

The Bookcase Bookstore
824 Lake Street E
Wayzata, MN 55391
United States
(952) 473-8341

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(715) 491-1115

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(715) 491-1115