Tuesday, April 27, 2021
Dreamy. I love a novel in which illusion and reality drift seamlessly in and out of the narrative. Horoko Oyamada’s novel titled, The Hole, presents readers with the world that protagonist Asa finds when she moves with her new husband to the countryside where he is now working. While her husband works, Asa explores her new rural surroundings, and what she sees makes her question her sanity. We are all looking for our place in the world, and Oyamada shows how some creatures find places that are fit perfectly for them, while others search endlessly for the right fit. Isolation and disconnection have become unexpected parts of contemporary life around the world during the COVID-19 epidemic. This novel captures those sensations and makes readers disturbed and uncomfortable in all the right ways. Rating: Four-star (I like it) Click here to purchase The Hole from amazon.com.