Aug 12, 2007

A dark dissection of Tokyo at war

Tokyo Year Zero by David Peace. London: Faber, Aug. 2007, 355 pp., £16.99 (cloth); New York: Knopf, Sept. 2007, $24 (cloth). Aug. 15, 1945 — Emperor Hirohito broadcasts Japan’s acceptance of the terms of the Potsdam Declaration, and the body of a woman is ...

Somewhere between history and the imagination

Jun 24, 2007

Somewhere between history and the imagination

David Mitchell is one of Britain’s most influential novelists. “Ghostwritten” (1999), his first novel, was shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award and won the Mail on Sunday/John Llewellyn Rhys Prize. Shortlisted for the 2002 Man Booker Prize for fiction, his second novel, “number9dream” ...