Kōdansha (Kōdansha Bungei Bunko), 2017. 384 pp. ¥1,700. ISBN 978-4-06-290349-3.
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The mysterious setup of the plot is deepened by the unique, dizzying structure of the narrative, in which the characters take turns narrating the story in a rotating monologue. At the heart of this maelstrom lies a damning criticism of modern Japan and its tendency to bury memories, from the tragic lessons of World War II to the nuclear accident in Fukushima.
Tsushima’s depiction of the discrimination faced by these mixed-race orphans treated like “wildcats” casts a harsh light on the distortions of Japanese society. Written in the long shadow of the March 2011 triple disaster, Yamaneko dōmu is a fresh and searing masterpiece of resistance literature. (NK)
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