Review & Giveaway: Nagasaki by Éric Faye, Emily Boyce (Translator)


About Nagasaki

Based on a true story. Winner of the 2010 Académie Française novel award.

In a house on a suburban street in Nagasaki, meteorologist Shimura Kobo lives quietly on his own. Or so he believes. Food begins to go missing. Perturbed by this threat to his orderly life, Shimura sets up a webcam to monitor his home. But though eager to identify his intruder, is Shimura really prepared for what the camera will reveal? This prize‐winning novel is a moving tale of alienation in the modern world.

My Review

A psychological mind bender based on an actual incident in Nagasaki 2008.

The story profiles two very different people however the one similarity shared is loneliness. One prefers isolation, the other require a strong sense of belonging. The very end explains why this particular house was selected.

Both suffer from the aftermath as is revealed which is poignant and affecting

Beautifully written, a moving story. Simple yet complex. Sad and insightful.

Admittedly, I searched my house after reading Nagasaki, just in case……

About Éric Fayeimage

Born in Limoges, Éric Faye is a journalist and the prize-winning author of more than twenty books, including novels and travel memoirs. He was awarded the Académie Française Grand Prix du Roman in 2010 for Nagasaki.


Enter to win a copy of Nagasaki. Open to US residents only. Ends 1/12/16

Published April 14th 2014 by Gallic Books (first published 2010)


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