The Gun by Fuminori Nakamura

Three things make The Gun by Fuminori Nakamura, translated from the Japanese by Allison Markin Powell, particularly Japanese.  The first is the overall sense of social isolation that the characters live in.   I can’t claim to be an expert in Japanese literature, but what I’ve read of it always features characters who face the world on their own, even when they have families.  Even when the … Continue reading The Gun by Fuminori Nakamura