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The Color of the Sky Is the Shape of the Heart

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The Color of the Sky Is the Shape of the Heart by Chesil
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Apr 05, 2022 | ISBN 9781641292290

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“Enigmatic and powerful . . . Compact chapters set a brisk pace, punctuated by family letters from North Korea and a scene in the format of a play that flesh out a collective history and entrenched prejudice against Koreans in Japan . . . This complex, layered story, originally published in Japanese, reaches a cathartic conclusion once Ginny resolves to catch the proverbial sky as it falls, thereby forgiving herself and claiming her agency.” 
—Kirkus Reviews

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Winner of the Gunzo Prize for New Writers

Recipient of the Oda Sakunosuke Award
Shortlisted for the Akutagawa Prize

“Most novels are born from an illusory sense of security that a monolingual and monoethnic Japan exists. This novel is fraught with a tension that only those who live with the threat of violence can know.”
—Yoko Tawada, author of The Emissary, Winner of the National Book Award for Translated Literature

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