How, Murakami asks, can community after the earthquake be structured around self-reflection rather than cruelty?
Chris Holmes is chair and associate professor of Literatures in English at Ithaca College. His book, Kazuo Ishiguro as World Literature, is under contract with Bloomsbury. Some of his other writings can also be found in NOVEL, Contemporary Literature, and Modern Fiction Studies. He is the creator of the podcast Burned By Books, and a lead host at Novel Dialogue, the podcast of the Society for Novel Studies.