The Hunting Gun - Yasushi Inoue

With a spare beauty, Yasushi Inoue defines the concept of true loneliness through the story of a hunter thrice rejected by the most important women in his life. Using an intricately layered narrative, the book’s protagonist is a poet, whose poem, the titular The Hunting Gun, is published in a friend’s hunting enthusiast’s magazine, and while waiting in trepidation for rejection from the magazine’s readers is then sent a letter by a man who is convinced he is the hunter in the poem. What follows is a haunting meditation on love, loss and the how certain choices shape the tragic inevitability of life.

The Hunting Gun (Pushkin Collection) By Yasushi Inoue, Michael Emmerich (Translated by) Cover Image
By Yasushi Inoue, Michael Emmerich (Translated by)
ISBN: 9781782270010
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Pushkin Collection - September 23rd, 2014