New York Magazine

Read Earth­lings

- A fol­low-up to Good News

Con­ve­nience Store Woman.

Grove Press, Oc­to­ber 6.

Nat­suki, an 11-year-old girl whose best friend is a stuffed hedge­hog, has lit­tle to look for­ward to out­side yearly moun­tain vis­its to her cousin, who be­lieves him­self to be an alien await­ing res­cue from Earth. Sayaka Mu­rata’s new novel ex­plores the pres­sures of Ja­panese so­ci­ety that Nat­suki and her cousin later at­tempt to es­cape.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from USA