A series of fragments of what had and what might have been. Four short stories traverse the heart of Japan through the seasons.
# Longlisted for Best Short Story Collection, Saboteur Awards 2016.
[Tudor’s] understanding of Japan is amazingly perceptive, and her stories address the deeply intertwined paradoxes between young and old and urban and rural that have recently characterised the nation. ~ Michael Tsang, reviewed in Cha: An Asian Literary Journal
Such a wonderful, little book! I found myself immediately captivated and drawn into its vivid, warm, colorful, poetic language. ~ Gisle Skeie
My favorite story is Miyoko. It reminded me, as does the book, of what one might find in the works of Anton Chekhov. ~ Thomas R. Belfield
[Tudor] seems to have the knack that I find many Japanese authors have of writing something beautifully subtle, and turning objects and events of an every day nature into something engaging and special. ~ LJ Bale