"He Made Me See That The World Is Complicated"
Sjohnna McCray, an Ohio native who now lives in Georgia, says he set out to tell a story about his father’s life. He focuses on his father's complicated relationship with his mother, a "comfort woman" he met during the Vietnam War.
As part of the award, McCray's manuscript will be published as a book next year by Graywolf Press.
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