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“Lion Cross Point” is a novel of intersections: of memory and dream, past and future, rural and urban, of innocence and tragedy. Masatsugu Ono’s poignant tale spins out in a child-driven stream of consciousness, unwinding from a series of shrouded traumatic events.

Released on April 10 by Two Lines Press, it will be the first chance for English readers to experience a full-length work from Ono. Winner of both the Akutagawa Prize (2014) and the Yukio Mishima Prize (2002), Ono has previously published only short stories and poetry in English and French.

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