Japanese fiction Archive

Trauma and Humanity in Lion Cross Point

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Girding Masatsugu Ono’s novel is what seems to be a single question: Does family (or community) exist without trauma? 

The Psychopathic Gaze: Murder, Violence, and Misogyny in Natsuo Kirino’s Out

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Out is an exhausting but indispensable blood-and-guts novel that constructs real, complex, contradictory, and authentically credible female characters who transgress the social hierarchies of Japanese culture while also defying the sexist and stock stereotypes of women as helpless victims in both slasher and thriller genres.