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And we see it against the background of Japan's changes since The Great Pacific War.
Ultimately, this novel explores the circle of love and how time is unwilling to allow anything to remain the way we hope they would.
I tell myself I will only read for thirty minutes but have a hard time putting the book down.
This novel is constructed so events are gradually revealed as it moves between past and present. The connection to Wuthering Heights is subtle and adds to the differences between... Read morePublished 23 days ago by Sharon Russell
Wow. This book is similar to when you're in a movie that's sort of interesting, but that moves slowly from time to time, but you just sit there, watching and then at the end, when... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Joann Parks
This is an extraordinary novel for several reasons. First, as a physical object. The publisher, the Other Press, has produced a work that is a pleasure to hold and read—paperback... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Wally Wood
This re-imagining of Wuthering Heights, set in the northeast U.S. and Japan, makes the decades since World War II come alive in a story of two entangled families. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Four Worlds
This book explicates particularly as an important author of the actual Japan knows the actual world. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Edoardo Angeloni
A True Novel by Minae Mizumura goes on my list of one of the best novels I have ever encountered. Rarely do I read a book twice in succession, but after reading Volume 2, I had... Read morePublished 3 months ago by C. St Claire
Something like the romanticism of The Count of Monte Cristo meets the spirituality and coincidence of Murakamis novels; all wrapped up into a beautiful story that is hard to... Read morePublished 4 months ago by E.C. Roels
Glad I took a chance
I had looked at all the glowing reviews for this book several times, but every time I read the description it just didn’t seem very interesting or... Read more
The first quarter of the book was somewhat interesting. The rest was a big bore. Cannot understand why this book was published.Published 4 months ago by peekaboo