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World Literature Today reviews 'In the Woods of Memory' by Shun Medoruma

Intern Intern - Friday, October 27, 2017

World Literature Today just wrote an incisive and thoughtful review of renowned Okinawan novelist Shun Medoruma's recently translated novel, In the Woods of Memory. Much appreciated!

Here's a snippet from the book review:

"This attention to the rich inner lives of characters is one of the places where the novel shines. It isn’t a dialogue-heavy novel; instead, Medoruma focuses on showing how characters interpret and interact with the world around them and where they seem to believe their place in that world is."

Click here to read the full review: https://www.worldliteraturetoday.org/2017/november/woods-memory-shun-medoruma
 


 


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