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Building bridges

Family history and futuristic architecture collide in Kerri Sakamoto’s fable-like novel, Floating City

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KERRI SAKAMOTO credits her friend, the architect Bruce Kuwabara, with planting the seed of inspiration that bloomed into her third novel, Floating City, out with Knopf Canada in April. Sakamoto had already been working on an early draft of a book that drew on her family’s history when Kuwabara told her the American visionary Buckminster Fuller had once designed a futuristic waterfront developrachel ment called Project Toronto, which included a 20-storey crystal pyramid at the foot of University Avenue and floating pods of housing in the Toronto harbour.

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