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'The Boy in the Earth': A short, sharp shock of a novella

/ Jul 29, 2017

'The Boy in the Earth': A short, sharp shock of a novella

"The Boy in the Earth" was Fuminori Nakamura's fifth book and it won him the Akutagawa Prize in 2005. It's a short sharp shock of a novella and Allison Markin Powell's powerful recent translation finally brings its creeping dread alive for English readers. The Boy ...

'Slow Boat': Hideo Furukawa beats Haruki Murakami at his own game

/ Jun 10, 2017

'Slow Boat': Hideo Furukawa beats Haruki Murakami at his own game

Comparing a Japanese writer with Haruki Murakami is the laziest move a reviewer can make, but with "Slow Boat," Hideo Furukawa leaves critics no choice. Slow Boat, by Hideo Furukawa, Translated by David Boyd.128 pages PUSHKIN PRESS, Fiction. In a postscript, the author explains that the subtitle, ...