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Cultured Vultures review: "In the Woods of Memory" by Shun Medoruma

Thomas Joel - Monday, March 27, 2017

Cultured Vultures just reviewed Shun Medoruma's new novel, In the Woods of Memory, giving it a 9 out of 10 rating! 

Here's a snippet from their insightful review:

"Shun Medoruma's In the Woods of Memory is a powerful, thought-provoking exploration not just of the effects of war, but of how the aftermath of all tragedy ripples from the people it directly affects to the people around them. Even though it loses some things in translation, it remains an engaging story with each chapter having a distinctive voice. I highly recommend this novel and I hope it will bring Medomura to a wider English audience."

To read the full review, click here.

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