Leslie Helm

[MEMOIR] In his new book, Yokohama Yankee: My Family’s Five Generations as Outsiders in Japan, reporter Leslie Helm (editor of Seattle mag’s sister publication Seattle Business) traces his history back to his German great-grandfather, whose search for a new life landed him in Japan in 1869, where he married his Japanese housekeeper. Helm’s extended family has lived in Japan ever since. With a narrative derived from old letters, diaries and recent interviews, punctuated by lovely vintage photographs, postcards and illustrations, the book offers a highly personal view of the immigrant and expat experience.

April 3


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