“There is a constant splitting of binaries in the novel: between the old and the new, fiction and reality, truth and lies, a first and a second language, that throughout the story becomes increasingly more complex. The novel is a kaleidoscope of different pieces that make up one or more realities depending on how the pieces move.” –Entropy Magazine
Javier Pinto, a young translator who aspires to be a writer, meets a fellow backpacker in Bangkok who will become his wife, and a mysterious Japanese businessman with whom he decides to work for, at a cost he cannot imagine.
The Shape of Things is the second novel of the Roppongi Crossings trilogy, which portrays the lives of rootless expatriates in Japan who are ceaselessly searching for themselves and others. Each book stands on its own, and can be read in any order.
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