GGP celebrates the publication of THE WILD IMPOSSIBILITY with Cheryl Ossola on Friday, May 10th at 7:00 p.m.

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May 10, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:15pm

GGP proudly invites you to celebrate the publication of THE WILD IMPOSSIBILITY with local author, Cheryl Ossola on Friday, May 10th at 7:00 p.m.

A neonatal ICU nurse, consumed with grief over the losses of both her mother and newborn daughter, begins to suffer from a series of disturbingly vivid visions. A teenage girl is swept up in a doomed love affair with a young man interned at Manzanar, one of America’s notorious concentration camps for Japanese-Americans during World War II.

Though decades—and worlds—apart, the lives of these two women are indelibly intertwined, and the actions of one will have profound and lasting implications on the other.

At once a powerful coming-of-age novel, a heartbreaking love story, and a harrowing tale of suspense, The Wild Impossibility masterfully illuminates the resilience of love in the face of tragedy and the power of family to endure despite distance, time, and heartbreak.

"The Wild Impossibility is a breathtaking novel about what it means to be a mother. Cheryl Ossola is a fearless writer, and she has constructed a tale that goes back and forth between time periods with the utmost skill. Prepare to have your heart wrenched by this beautiful page-turner!" --Katie Crouch, New York Times best-selling author of Girls in Trucks

"How tenaciously can memories struggle to be remembered? In The Wild Impossibility, Cheryl A. Ossola delivers an intriguing tale that opens in a modern neonatal intensive care unit in Berkeley, then reaches back through space and time to a most unlikely setting: the bleak World War II era prison camp at Manzanar in the California high desert. History has largely forgotten what little it bothered to learn about Manzanar in the first place, so Ossola starts with a blank page and fills it beautifully with fragmented flashbacks, contemporary marital drama and dogged pursuit of family history and heartbreak that spans generations.

Interestingly, Ossola's storytelling also takes on some of the flavor of a Japanese kaidan, or ghost story. She portrays history with an accuracy that speaks well of her journalistic background, but she also understands the kaidan approach that a ghost story need not equate to a horror story. What better way to relive the disappeared past--and Ossola's heroine, Kira, eventually understands that she is on a voyage of discovery to reclaim her missing past...and repair her crumbling life." --Richard Imamura, screenwriter of The Manzanar Fishing Club

"The Wild Impossibility dazzles on every page, with its wonderfully rich prose and layered story. Cheryl Ossola goes many levels below the surface, showing how a present life is infused with the past, how hearts are broken and mended, how at some level, there is no such thing as a past or present at all. It's a novel that will have its way with you because Ossola is such an accomplished writer." --Nina Schuyler, author of the award-winning novel The Translator

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$16.95
ISBN: 9781947548626
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Regal House Publishing - May 15th, 2019

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6120 LaSalle Avenue
Oakland, CA 94611
United States