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The Perfect World of Miwako Sumida Reviews

The Perfect World of Miwako Sumida by Clarissa Goenawan

The Perfect World Of Miwako Sumida

Clarissa Goenawan

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1 review

Imprint: Soho Press
Publisher: Soho Press
Publication date: 11 Jun 2020
ISBN: 9781641291194
4 stars out of 5
Sarah Gilmartin
29 Oct 2020

" an offbeat, tender exploration of the secrets we keep from others"

She excels at suspense, keeping the reader guessing with left-field plot developments and forays into magic realism that somehow seem in keeping with realities on the ground. Flourishes of Japanese culture – the goukon group date, kaiseki in a traditional Japanese restaurant, the way first names are only used by family members and very close friends – add another layer of interest for readers. Character is the book’s biggest success. The central theme of damage is mined in various memorable ways with the different narrators.