Hideo Yokoyama & Louise Heal Kawai
1985. Kazumasa Yuuki, a seasoned reporter at the North Kanto Times, runs a daily gauntlet against the power struggles and office politics that plague its newsroom. But when an air disaster of unprecedented scale occurs on the paper's doorstep, its staff are united by an unimaginable horror, and a once-in-a-lifetime scoop. 2003.
Seventeen years later, Yuuki remembers the adrenaline-fuelled, emotionally charged seven days that changed his and his colleagues' lives. He does so while making good on a promise he made that fateful week - one that holds the key to its last unsolved mystery, and represents Yuuki's final, unconquered fear.
Reviews, News & Interviews:
Yokoyama possesses that elusive trait of a first-rate novelist: the ability to grab readers' interest and never let go.Washington Post
A binge read. Mark Lawson. Guardian
An education about Japan. David Peace