By Minae Mizumura,Juliet Winters Carpenter
A real Novel starts off in long island within the Sixties, the place we meet Taro, a relentlessly bold jap immigrant attempting to make his fortune. Flashbacks and multilayered tales display his lifestyles: an impoverished upbringing as an orphan, his eventual upward thrust to wealth and success—despite racial and sophistication prejudice—and an obsession with a woman from an prosperous relatives that has haunted him all his lifestyles. A real Novel then widens into an exam of Japan’s westernization and the emergence of a center class.
The winner of Japan’s prestigious Yomiuri Literature Prize, Mizumura has written a gorgeous novel, with love at its center, that finds, especially, the facility of storytelling.
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A True Novel by Minae Mizumura,Juliet Winters Carpenter