SHAME IN THE BLOOD by Tetsuo Miura, translated by Andrew Driver. Shoemaker & Hoard, 2007, 216 pp., $24.95 (cloth)

Of all the major postwar Japanese writers, Tetsuo Miura is the least translated. One or two of his short stories found print in English-language magazines during the 1970s, and my own version of “Shinobugawa” (translated here as “A Portrait of Shino”) appeared in 1999, but this is the first book-length presentation of Miura’s work in English. It is long overdue.

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