Distant Thunder: A Novel of Contemporary Japan by Wahei Tatematsu,Lawrence J. Howell PDF

By Wahei Tatematsu,Lawrence J. Howell

**Winner of the Noma Prize for brand spanking new Writers**

Set in rural Japan because the top of the bubble economic climate, Distant Thunder tells of a farming village progressively effaced through urbanization, corruption, and greed. After Matsuzo Wada has bought off the family's land and left his spouse for an additional lady, his son Mitsuo is decided to aid himself and his mom within the conventional demeanour, farming.

All that is still of his ancestors' lands is a hothouse, during which he grows tomatoes to promote to the housewives the close by condominium complicated, outfitted on a former rice box. while his early life pal, Koji, turns into entangled in an adulterous love affair which eventually destroys him and people round him, Mitsuo starts to determine how the town's hedonistic excesses are laying to waste not just the panorama, but in addition the communal and familial bonds and the values that after sustained them all.

Translated from eastern via Lawrence J. Howell and Hikaru Morimoto.

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