Thursday, February 16, 2012

new novel by Iwai - 番犬は庭を守る

A new novel by Shunji Iwai was published 1-27-2012. It's 230 pages and is a work of fiction imagining people inhabiting a radioactive future Japan. The title is 番犬は庭を守る, which Google Translate tells me is something like "The watchdog will watch the garden".

Iwai mentioned this in the latest Iwai Film Festival. Apparently this is based on a screenplay he began writing over a decade ago and was in the process of revising when the 3.11 earthquake/tsunami disaster happened. Apparently the disaster and its aftermath made him reconsider key elements of the story, and this novel is presumably an adaptation of that.

Available at Amazon Japan

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