By Jung-myung Lee
Fukuoka felony, 1944. past the criminal partitions the struggle rages; inside of a guy is located brutally murdered. Watanabe, a tender shield with a keenness for studying, is tasked with discovering the killer. The sufferer, Sugiyama – additionally a safeguard – was once feared and despised during the criminal and investigations have slightly all started while a strong inmate confesses. yet Watanabe is unconvinced; and as he interrogates either the suspect and Yun Dong-ju, a skilled Korean poet, he starts to grasp that the fearsome defend was once now not all he looked to be . . . As Watanabe unravels Sugiyama’s ultimate months, he starts to find what's particularly happening within this darkish and violent establishment, which few inmates continue to exist: a guy who will cease at not anything to dig his technique to freedom; a governor whose greed is familiar with no limits; a bit woman whose kite unearths her an not likely buddy. And Yun Dong-ju – the poet whose works carry such good looks they could holiday the toughest of hearts. because the warfare strikes in the direction of its devastating shut and bombs rain down upon the felony, Watanabe realises that he needs to have the ability to guard Yun Dong-ju, it doesn't matter what it takes. His This choice will lead the younger shield again to the research – the place he'll find a devastating fact . . .
Independent overseas Fiction Prize Nominee for Longlist (2015)