In this novel, the metropolis of Tokyo is a living creature. Within its inner workings, skyscrapers and massive overpasses alike are born and grow, continually breathing, panting, trembling, maturing, and developing cracks. --Masashi Miura
About the Author
Keizo Hino (1929-2002) was born in Tokyo and accompanied his parents to Korea while the country was under Japanese control. After his return to Japan, he worked as a foreign correspondent for YOMIURI SHIMBUN, a Japanese newspaper. He later wrote several novels.