Gone to the Forest
Set on a struggling farm in a fiercely beautiful colonial country teetering on the brink of civil war, this second novel by one of international literature's rising young stars weaves a brilliant tale of family drama and political turmoil.
Since his mother's death ten years earlier, Tom and his father have fashioned a strained peace on their family farm. Everything is frozen under the old man's vicious, relentless control - even, Tom soon discovers, his own future. When a young woman named Carine enters their lives, the complex triangle of intrigue and affection escalates the tension between the two men to breaking point. After a catastrophic volcanic eruption ignites the nation's smoldering discontent into open revolution, Tom, his father and Carine find themselves questioning their loyalties to one another and their determination to salvage their way of life.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - brenda.youngerman - LibraryThing
This novel is written in such a way that it is difficult to tell whose point of view it is written from. It goes from past to present and back again; sometimes looking inward at the characters, and ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - SusieBookworm - LibraryThing
It took me a little while to get used to Kitamura's writing style, which is sparse and distant as well as rife with sentence fragments. The distance also made it difficult to connect emotionally with ... Read full review