Facing the bridge
Amo, an African kidnapped to Europe as a boy, and Tamao, a Japanese exchange student in Germany, live in different centuries but are being followed by the same shadow ... Kazuko, a young professional tourist, is lured to Vietnam by a mysterious postcard ... On the Canary Islands, a nameless translator battles a banana grove and a series of Saint Georges ...
These three tales by Yoko Tawada cross cultures and histories with a sensuous playfulness as sweet as a box of candied hearts - even Michael Jackson makes an appearance.
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Review: Facing the BridgeUser Review - Rosalie - Goodreads
The author is interested in transitions and borders themselves, and did not want the title to reflect crossing a bridge, but instead facing the bridge and staring it down and refusing to cross. In ... Read full review
Review: Facing the BridgeUser Review - Kit - Goodreads
A peculiar book - very good, not Great, yet I got the rare feeling I often get with Gene Wolfe's fiction that there's a vital enigma in the work that I can barely make out the outlines of. Read full review