Young Kenichi grows from a boy dreamer to a man, compelled to endure the hardships of the sea to achieve his goal of becoming the first person to sail solo across the Pacific Ocean.
The Red Chamber will probably not be called a “masterpiece” like the classical text that inspired it. However, it is an enjoyable read and a good introduction to those interested in the original classic, The Story of the Stone.
Forgotten Country is an admirable first novel and a good read, but feels like the work of a writer still searching for her own genuine voice and vision.
The previous issue of Hyphen is available in its entirety for your perusing pleasure. Almost as good as having it right in your hands!