Title: Kojiki
Author: Keith Yatsuhashi
Publication: April 19th, 2013

Synopsis:



When eighteen-year-old Keiko Yamada’s father dies unexpectedly, he leaves behind a one way ticket to Japan, an unintelligible death poem about powerful Japanese spirits and their gigantic, beast-like Guardians, and the cryptic words: “Go to Japan in my place. Find the Gate. My camera will show you the way.”

Alone and afraid, Keiko travels to Tokyo, determined to fulfill her father’s dying wish. There, beneath glittering neon signs, her father’s death poem comes to life. Ancient spirits spring from the shadows. Chaos envelops the city, and as Keiko flees its burning streets, her guide, the beautiful Yui Akiko, makes a stunning confession--that she, Yui, is one of a handful of spirits left behind to defend the world against the most powerful among them: a once noble spirit now insane. 


The Earth itself is at stake, and as Keiko fights to save it, strange, dormant abilities stir within her. She suspects they are vital to her world’s survival, but to summon them, she must first unlock the mysteries within herself and a past shrouded in mystery.





About the author




Keith Yatsuhashi was born in 1965 in Boston, MA. He graduated from Northeastern University in 1989 and is currently the Director of the U.S. Department of Commerce Export Assistance Center in Providence, Rhode Island.

Keith was a competitive figure skater for ten years, winning the U.S. National Junior Dance Championships in 1984, a bronze medal in the 1983 World Junior Figure Skating Championships, and a silver medal in 1984. 


In addition to his love of writing, Keith enjoys many hobbies such as golf, reading, and playing football and hockey with his sons. Keith currently lives in Norfolk, MA with his wife, Kathleen and three children—Caitlin, Jeffrey, and Justin. 

5 comments:

I see you like a lot of Japanese literature! Have you ever read the book Battle Royale or seen the movies?

I haven't read it, but I'm a Manga fan. :P

This looks really good. love Japanese Lit!

Hi all! Thanks Julianna for posting info on my book! I've been an anime fan before I knew what anime was. That was going back to, oh, when Speed Racer was on afternoon TV. It wasn't until Star Blazers showed up that I really took notice. With Kojiki, I wanted to write a book close to all the things I love about anime AND the Toho monster movies I grew up watching. I hope you all enjoy it. If you know any anime fans, I'd wager they'd appreciate the recommendation. At least I hope so. This book's for them.

Sounds really interesting. I love reading manga and watching anime. I have so many favorite authors like Ringo Hijiri, Akira Toriyama and many more :)

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