The Mask

By (author): Terry Watada

The mask has become emblematic of the age of the Covid pandemic. It is also an important symbol of Japanese classical culture. For Terry Watada, it not only conceals and protects but also reveals the hidden truths of the wearer. Watada’s The Mask reveals a deep sense of grief, loss, and injury, and love of family. Employing vivid imagery and powerful language, he expresses the isolation of the times, the vagaries of old age, and the mysteries of the mystical.


Terry Watada

Terry Watada is a well-published writer living in Toronto. He has three novels, five poetry books (two with Mawenzi House), and a short story collection in print. His fourth novel, Hiroshima Bomb Money (NeWest Press) is set for release in 2024. His new play, Sakura: the Last Cherry Blossom Festival, will premiere in the summer of 2024 during the Lighthouse Summer Theatre Festival, Port Dover, Ontario. Above all else, he considers himself a poet.


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112 Pages
8.25in * 5.50in *


October 19, 2023



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