|Author:||Akira Yoshimura; David Mitchell (Introduction by); Mark Ealey (Translator)|
Exquisitely paced * * Sunday Times * * Haunting * * Guardian * * A haunting and beautifully rendered tale of enduring optimism * * Herald * * Has all the turbulent power of the sea * * Scotsman * * Set against [a] tapestry of near-nihilistic misery, Yoshimura's chiaroscuro touches of hope and love hint at something more profound * * Times Literary Supplement * *
Akira Yoshimura was born in 1927. He was the prize-winning, bestselling author of twenty novels and collections of short stories and was the president of Japan's writer's union and a member of International PEN. He died in 2006.