Shiromi Arserio delivers an emotional narration of a post-WWII story--part mystery, part self-revelatory exploration, and filled with depictions of violence, gender-identity issues, PTSD, and depression. A survivor of the atomic bomb that was dropped on Hiroshima, "H" is involved with an American soldier named Jim whose missing daughter leads them on a quest that spans decades. Written in stark, striking prose, the novel's dark content is interspersed with brief joyful respites. Arserio's portrayal of H narrates the highs, lows, and anxiety-riddled musings of a person who is constantly learning how to navigate the present through a lens of personal trauma. A redemptive and emotional listen. A.L. © AudioFile 2018, Portland, Maine [Published: SEPTEMBER 2018]
Trade Ed. Harper Audio 2018
DD ISBN 9780062859228 $26.99
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