The Navidad Incident

The Navidad Incident: The Downfall of Matías Guili

( Japanese - Mashiasu giri no shikkyaku ( マシアス・ギリの失脚 ) - 1993 )

novel by Natsuki Ikezawa

translated by Alfred Birnbaum

Published: Haikasoru / Viz Media - hardback - 2012
ISBN: 1421542226 / 9781421542225

Haikasoru / Viz Media - ebook - 2012
eISBN: 1421549832 / 9781421549835

Haikasoru / Viz Media ( Amazon ) - Kindle - 2012

A sweeping magical-realist epic set in the fictional south sea island Republic of Navidad, giving the imagination of the author free rein to reinvent the myths of the twentieth century Japan. The story takes off as a delegation of Japanese war veterans pays an official visit to the ex-World War II colony, only to see the Japanese flag burst into flames. The following day, the tour bus, and its passengers, simply vanish. The locals exchange absurd rumors—the bus was last seen attending Catholic mass, the bus must have skipped across the lagoon—but the president suspects a covert guerrilla organization is trying to undermine his connections with Japan. Can the real answers to the mystery be found, or will the president have to be content with the surreal?


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