Jessica Au

Jessica Au’s Cold enough for Snow won the inaugural Novel Prize.

Simplicity of Green: Yūko Tsushima

Jessica Au, 22 September 2022

In​ an old Japanese folktale, set in a mountain region where a dim light can be seen late at night, a young man comes across a woman in the woods. She runs through the trees ‘as though she were running through the air’, and calls out to him twice. The mountains appear from afar as if ‘draped with purple clouds’. The story is retold in The Legends of Tono, and...

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