Staff Picks: Earthlings by Sayaka Murata

It’s Locus’s 2020 Holiday Countdown of Staff Picks!

Ian Mond chooses Earthlings by Sayaka Murata: her “second novel to be skillfully translated into English by Ginny Tapley Takemori, is the evil twin to her much loved and critically acclaimed first book, Convenience Store Woman…. But whereas Conve­nience Store Woman has an eccentric, heartfelt (though never schmaltzy) quality, Earthlings is a dark, surreal, and brutal novel.”

You can read his full review online or in the October 2020 issue of Locus.

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