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By Wahei Tatematsu,Lawrence J. Howell

**Winner of the Noma Prize for brand spanking new Writers**

Set in rural Japan because the peak of the bubble economic climate, Distant Thunder tells of a farming village progressively effaced by way of urbanization, corruption, and greed. After Matsuzo Wada has offered off the family's land and left his spouse for one more girl, his son Mitsuo is set to aid himself and his mom within the conventional demeanour, farming.

All that continues to be of his ancestors' lands is a hothouse, during which he grows tomatoes to promote to the housewives the within sight residence advanced, outfitted on a former rice box. whilst his early life buddy, Koji, turns into entangled in an adulterous love affair which finally destroys him and people round him, Mitsuo starts to determine how the town's hedonistic excesses are laying to waste not just the panorama, but in addition the communal and familial bonds and the values that after sustained them all.

Translated from jap via Lawrence J. Howell and Hikaru Morimoto.

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