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The Literary Review on Shun Medoruma's 'In the Woods of Memory'

Thomas Joel - Monday, April 02, 2018

The Literary Review just wrote a penetrating and eloquent article on Shun Medoruma's novel In the Woods of Memory, asserting that it's "not simply a meditation on the failure to act, but on the inability to act either rightly or enough or both." Read More

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