The EmissaryBook - 2018
From Library Staff
A quiet sort of apocalypse here. Japan has cut itself off from the rest of the world and its children are so poisoned that they are so weak they can barely stand. The only people to take care of them are their grandparents, who just seem to get mysteriously more spry.
Work in Translation (2018). You've heard the comments . . . America is too insular . . . too interested in hearing its own voice to give any time to foreign work . . . This inaugural award speaks back to that. And this book is a fascinating first choice.