A Gesture Life, Paperback
3 out of 5 (2 ratings)


A Gesture Life is a haunting, compelling exploration of the Japanese experience of the Second World War, and the fate of their 'comfort women'.




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The language and writing is beautiful.

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I felt like I hadn't properly understood it, as if i should read it again. Superficially straightforward though. The detached writing style I normally hate about American writing is innate to the subject. Not simple and enjoyable like Native Speaker, and not genre either. Apart from sending everyone to hospital at the end, very beliveable, and understandable: honest. Underrated writer.

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