In the Province of the Gods
In the Province of the Gods is a creative non-fiction work that uses Fries’s experience as a physically disabled foreigner in Japan to look at the way that country views and adapts to otherness. How Fries manages as a disabled foreigner in a society historically hostile to difference is an exciting, if bewildering, adventure amid a culture filled with disabled gods, one-eyed samurai and blind chanting priests, an experience that shakes up all of his assumptions about Japan, his body, and mortality. Through encounters with traditional and contemporary Japanese culture, as well as with two of the surviving Hiroshima Maidens, In the Province of the Gods is ultimately a journey of discovery and reinvention, and most of all a journey toward love–for both Japanese culture and those Fries finds there.
In the Province of the Gods will be published by University of Wisconsin Press in Fall 2017.
2014: In the Province of the Gods is now completed and with Kenny’s agent
2011: Fries receives grant from Toronto Arts Council for In the Province of the Gods
2011: Fries changes the title of his book to In the Province of the Gods.
2010: Fries completes first revision of Genkan: Entries into Japan
2010: Fries makes final research trip to Japan for Genkan
2010: Fries refines draft of Genkan: Entries Into Japan at the Chateau de Lavigny International Writers Residency in Lavigny, Switzerland
Sep 01 – Jan 01, 2018
Pacific Standard Time Hosts Exhibition on Suzanne Lacy and Pablo Helguera
Sep 28 – Dec 10, 2017
Zach Blas Premieres His Creative Capital Project, "Contra-Internet"
Mar 01 – Aug 31, 2017
Jon Rubin and Lenka Clayton Present ...circle through New York at the Guggenheim