Does everyone remember Banana Yoshimoto? The literary sensation of the 1990s and author of Kitchen, Amrita, and Goodbye Tsugumi? Well, she’s back this year with another book called The Lake.

The Lake

For it, she is willing to do something she’s never done before, which is to come to the United States to promote the novel!

Along with this good news, we’ve gotten a couple great reviews in. Some excerpts:

“There’s almost an artistic sleight of hand in the latest from Yoshimoto, a novel in which nothing much seems to happen yet everything changes.” —Kirkus

“Yoshimoto’s marvelously light touch is perfectly captured by Emmerich’s pristine translation” —Publishers Weekly

Banana On Board?

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