Poetry. Asian & Asian American Studies. This wonderful collection is inspired by an old Japanese parlour game of telling ghost stories. In this game, popular during the Edo period (1603-1868), participants gathered at night to sit around 100 lit candles. Each player then told a ghost story in turn. After each story, a candle was snuffed out. The last candle to burn out represented the end of a spiritual evocation, which the participants hoped would summon a supernatural being from another world. THE GAME OF 100 GHOSTS is a lyrical tribute to the poet's friends and relations who recently departed their lives.
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Terry Watada is the author of two previous novels, THE THREE PLEASURES (Anvil Press, 2017) and The Blood of Foxes; a collection of short fiction, Daruma Days; four books of poetry, including THE FOUR SUFFERINGS (Mawenzi House/TSAR Publishers, 2020), THE GAME OF 100 GHOSTS (Mawenzi House/TSAR Publishers, 2014); two children's books; the nonfiction title Bukkyo Tozen: A History of Jodo Shinshu Buddhism in Canada 1905 - 1995; and two manga style comic books. His latest work is MYSTERIOUS DREAMS OF THE DEAD (Anvil Press, 2021). Terry is also a musician and recording artist. Mr. Watada lives in Toronto.Author City: TORONTO CAN