"Shimoda is a consummate storyteller" Booklist
"Shimoda skillfully weaves (these) stories into the narrative, revealing how previous occasions "continue to impact the island, like aftershocks." Earthquakes are an apt metaphor for the social disruptions at the island, and Shimoda hyperlinks smooth earthquake technological know-how, historical jap myths at the starting place of earthquakes, and an unforgettable solid of characters to create a suspenseful, richly illustrated novel." Publishers Weekly
"Husband and spouse group Todd and Linda Shimoda’s talents mix seamlessly jointly to make Subduction a hauntingly appealing and hugely designated novel. The author’s prose and illustrator’s expertise provide the booklet a tone and caliber that's either infrequent and memorable." - ForeWord
Subduction is a well timed, electrifying mystery set on a tiny, earthquake-plagued island. Endo, a tender health practitioner unjustly charged with a patient's demise, is banished to the island to take care of the few last aged citizens. made up our minds to stay on their crumbling island and resuscitate their defunct fishing undefined, the getting older islanders plot opposed to all outsiders.
After a mysterious loss of life and assaults on Endo and fellow newcomvers, he discovers why the islanders do not desire to depart: years in the past, jealousies, lust, and violence ripped aside their lives, and the injuries have not healed. The aftershocks of the islanders' prior, in addition to Endo's personal bothered heritage, replay violently within the current simply as a major earthquake strikes.
Exquisitely designed with L.J.C. Shimoda's paintings all through, Subduction additionally includes a sixteen-page illustrated retelling of the parable of Kashima, the god who controls a tremendous, thrashing catfish that explanations earthquakes. the parable bargains clues to the mysterious explanations of the island's denizens.
Todd Shimoda received the 2010 Elliot Cades Award for Literature from the Hawai'i Literary Arts Council. His past novel Oh! was once an NPR top summer season learn. The Fourth Treasure was once translated into six languages and named a impressive ebook through the Kiriyama Prize.
L.J.C. Shimoda is an entire artist, illustrator, and publication fashion designer. Her art and illustrations have seemed in her husband Todd Shimoda's novels 365 perspectives of Mt. Fuji, The Fourth Treasure, and Oh!