Japan Sinks: A Novel about Earthquakes by Sakyo Komatsu

Japan Sinks: A Novel about Earthquakes

Sakyo Komatsu

224 pages first pub 1973 (editions)

fiction science fiction challenging mysterious reflective slow-paced


A solitary fishing boat anchors for the night by a small island to the south of Japan. The next morning, the fishermen find themselves in the middle of an empty sea. Overnight, the island has vanished without a trace. The Japanese weather service ...

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