“an entertaining escape that showcases the virtues of logical thinking, along with a toe dip into a bygone industrial age.”
Tomoyuki Hoshino, born 1965, is one of Japan’s more compelling younger writers, but he remains virtually unknown abroad.
A brutal, realistic portrait of 1941, the second winter of life in occupied Denmark and Poland, as experienced by a Danish farm laborer and his family, and a half-Jewish Polish girl forced into pro
Some novels grab you by the shirt collar and yank you in. Others walk away with little more than a coy glance over the shoulder, trusting that you’ll follow.