Little Pieces: This Side of Japan

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The six stories that make up "Little Pieces" are all set in Japan, land of Zen austerity, manga excess, and much in between. In "First Snow," a joyous chance reunion of a babysitter and her one-time charge unexpectedly spirals into confession and response. Sonoko, in the story that bears her name, slips with practiced ease out of the world of her life into that of 11th-century Japan. In "The Miracle," the miracle is that nothing happens-until the end. The narrator of "The Concussion," age 87, sums up the spirit of these stories when, responding to the disbelief he inspires, he says, "I have the sort of face that turns everything I say into a joke. Still..." "First Snow" and "Sonoko" first appeared in The Japan Times.

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Fate, I guess you'd call it, placed me in Japan at a certain impressionable stage of my life, and I've been here ever since. That's why my stories are set in Japan - not the Japan of the Japanese, not quite the Japan of the non-Japanese, maybe nobody's Japan but mine.

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Birnbaum: A Novel of Inner Space: "The twists of narrative are skillful and Hoffman sustains the interest of the reader right to the end. The conversations are real and Hoffman peoples his novels with convincing characters." - Compulsive Reader

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The Coat that Covers Him & Other Stories: "[Hoffman] takes us as far as any fiction has gone into the troubled heart of Japan." - Japan Times

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