Edition: First printing.
Seattle: Chin Music Press Inc., (2012). Hardcover first edition - A novel set on a tiny, earthquake-plagued island in a remote corner of Japan. Endo, a young physician unjustly charged with a patient's death, is banished to the island to care for the few remaining elderly residents. A book which "combines modern earthquake science, ancient Japanese myths on the origin of earthquakes, and an unforgettable cast of characters to create a suspenseful, richly illustrated novel." (Publishers Weekly) A beautifully designed book, with L.J.C. Shimoda's artwork throughout, 279 pp plus a sixteen-page illustrated retelling of the myth of Kashima, the god who controls a giant, thrashing catfish that causes earthquakes. ISBN: 978-0984457670.
Condition: Fine in illustrated boards, with a wraparound band on the rear cover.