Miki Izu is a Chinese-Japanese graduate of the University of San Francisco with a Bachelors degree in Philosophy. Originally born on the East Coast, he has moved across the country, ending up in beautiful Northern California. He likes to play guitar and cook Japanese food.
Indonesian-born Singaporean writer Clarissa Goenawan’s first novel, Rainbirds, is a narrative of grief, love and pain. The novel’s protagonist, Ren Ishida, has just graduated from college and is about to start his new life when he receives word of his sister Keiko’s murder. The story begins as he arrives in the small town of Akakawa to sort out his sister’s affairs and collect her belongings from the police.