A dazzlingly impressive collection of stories from this generation’s Kenzaburo Oe.
Filmmaker and actor Beat Takeshi’s novel reads more like a movie, in ways both good and bad.
A simple plot reveals complex inquiries of gender roles and modernization in a transitional period of Japan’s modern history.
Why haven’t you bought this already? It’s great!
An ambitious novel filled with great ideas, but marred by flat writing and an unclear message.
A very well-written, pleasant story about two lonely people connecting, but lacks the oomph of Manazuru.
An essential collection of contemporary writers, with something for everyone.