Book review: Inhabitation


by Teru Miyamoto
Translated by Roger K. Thomas
Counterpoint Press
春の夢 first published in 1984
320 pages
Japanese Literature


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World literature is getting more and more one of my favorite genres, especially coming from Japan. I enjoy participating every year in the Japanese Literature Challenge, and I managed to read 8 books in  the 13th edition of the challenge. Alas, there were many more I had planned to tackle. So I’m glad I finally got to read Inhabitation, by Teru Miyamoto, considered to be among Japan’s most widely read living authors. The movie Shoplifters is based on one of his novels. Kore-eda,  the director of Shoplifters, also made the movie Maborosi, based on a book by Teru Miyamoto. Click to continue reading