Subduction is a seductive mystery set on a tiny, earthquake-plagued island. Endo, a young physician unjustly charged with a patient's death, is banished to the island to care for the few remaining elderly residents. After a mysterious death, he discovers why the islanders don't wish to leave: years ago, jealousies, lust, and violence ripped apart their lives, and the wounds haven't healed. Exquisitely designed with L.J.C. Shimoda's artwork throughout, Subduction also features a sixteen-page illustrated retelling of the myth of Kashima, the god who controls a giant, thrashing catfish that causes earthquakes.
Todd Shimoda won the 2010 Elliot Cades Award for Literature, presented by the Hawaii Literary Arts Council. His novels have been reviewed, and he has been interviewed, in many US and international publications, including the San Francisco Chronicle, the Los Angeles Times, the Japan Times, and the Village Voice. L.J.C. (Linda) Shimoda is an artist, illustrator, and book designer. Her artwork and illustrations have appeared in Todd's novels 365 Views of Mt. Fuji, The Fourth Treasure, and Oh!. They live in Los Angeles and Hawaii.
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