[The Japan Times Review] ‘The Forest of Wool and Steel’: Music and nature intertwine to paint a portrait of growth

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— by Kris Kosaka: Natsu Miyashita’s novel “The Forest of Wool and Steel” opens with nature: “the scent of the forest close by … the earthy fragrance of autumn.” Yet the narrator, 17-year-old Naoki Tomura, is not describing some forgotten grove, but instead his first experience with piano tuning inside a musty high school gymnasium in rural Hokkaido…

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May 4, 2019

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