Cover image

The Bear and the Paving Stone by Toshiyuki Horie (transl. Geraint Howells): Memory and friendship

This is the latest in Pushkin Press’ series showcasing contemporary Japanese writing, all brightly packaged and all elegantly slim. It’s the third I’ve read: I started with Hiromi Kawakami’s surreal Record of a Night Too Brief, having enjoyed both Strange Weather in Tokyo and The Nakano Thrift Shop, then ended last year’s reviews with Mieko …

The Bear and the Paving Stone by Toshiyuki Horie (transl. Geraint Howells): Memory and friendship Read More »