"A fairy tale that's well worth the wait. . . .Goto handles her theme with lightness and a sense of compassion that is, sadly, rare in contemporary fiction."
-- Alberta Views
-- World Literature Today
About the Author
Hiromi Goto was born in Japan and moved with her family to British Columbia, Canada, when she was three. Her parents are mushroom farmers, and she spent most of her childhood living in rural areas. This experience, she says, continues to be a source of inspiration in her writing. Her work also is influenced by her father's stories of life in Japan, which she grew up hearing.