By Sara Backer
'Japan itself is the comedian hero of yank Fuji'sweet and humorous, unhappy and inspiring.'
Gaby Stanton, an American professor residing in Japan, has misplaced her activity educating English at Shizuyama collage. (No one will inform her precisely why.) Alex Thorn, an American psychologist, is mourning his son, a Shizuyama trade pupil who was once killed in an coincidence. (No one will inform him precisely how.) Alex has come to this completely overseas position to discover the reality, and now Gaby is serving as his translator and consultant. the foremost to studying eastern, she retains telling him, is knowing what's no longer being stated. And during this "deft and delightful" (Karen pleasure Fowler) novel, the unsaid truths approximately every thing from paintings and like to affliction and demise forged a deafening silence-and tower within the history like Mount Fuji itself.
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