Into the Logos
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A blissful reading experience is guaranteed in Yuzaburo Otokawa’s latest work.
In 1980, Hiroyuki and Yuko meet at a university campus. As a translator and simultaneous interpreter, they drift about on a sea of words as the two of them fight, love, and pass each other by. As the decades pass, they meet again after much suffering. Fate is cruel, yet sad and gentle. Through confrontations over the translation of different languages into Japanese, to their surprise, they wonder if this is a form of love. What does fate have in store for the lives of the two lovers? This is a masterpiece of romance literature.
Born in Tokyo in 1953, he won the 1996 All Literature Newcomer Award for his debut Yabutsubame. He won the Historical Novel Award for Bridge of Fog in 1997, the Yamamoto Shuguro Prize for the Five Year Plum Tree in 2001, the Naoki Prize for Live in 2002, the Minister of Education Award for Fine Arts for The Sun Also Falls Into a Faint in 2004, and the Shimase Award for Love Stories for Into the Logos in 2017.
His literary works include Twilight Shuffle, R. S. Villasenor, Twelve Anti-war Stories, After Years of Wandering the Second Wave, and After Years of Wandering the First Blow.
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