Set in Tokyo just after World War 2, Lynnn Kutsukake’s debut novel, The Translation of Love, follows an American occupier, a newly repatriated Japanese-Canadian and a tenacious local girl all trying to piece their lives back together in a city reduced to rubble.
“It was a time full of turbulence, chaos, despair and hope”, Kutsukake says.
Tokyo was the center of all this tremendous upheaval
Tokyo itself, 37.8 million.
Population of the city. Lined up, they’d stretch from Tokyo to Toronto.
Did you know, Godzilla is a mash-up of the Japanese words for gorilla and whale