How has our history of nuclear warfare affected us through multiple generations? What consequences of that are we still unable to come to terms with? Novelist and visual artist Erika Kobayashi explores such questions in her speculative thriller “Trinity, Trinity, Trinity,” skillfully translated by Brian Bergstrom.

Trinity, Trinity, Trinity, by Erika Kobayashi,Translated by Brian Bergstrom.240 pagesASTRA HOUSE PUBLISHING, Fiction.

Set nine years after the Fukushima nuclear disaster, the book follows an unnamed narrator who, alongside her sister, must care for her elderly bedridden mother and daughter as Japan prepares for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.