Narrator Peter Noble brings both gravitas and humanity to this unusual love story. Miko and Kristofer were in love 50 years ago, when they were young. Then Miko and her father departed suddenly, leaving Kristofer confused and devastated. A 2020 Facebook message from Miko makes the 74-year-old Kristofer turn his back on everything in Iceland to fly to Japan to see her. Noble makes Kristofer a completely believable ordinary man who is dealing with the onset of the Covid pandemic, pondering his life, and, prompted by Miko's message, remembering his youth. When they meet again, Miko unravels the mystery of their departure, recounting horrific images of Hiroshima and the brutal effects of radiation on survivors. Noble's understated, truthful performance offers a memorable listen. S.J.H. © AudioFile 2022, Portland, Maine [Published: SEPTEMBER 2022]
Trade Ed. Harper Audio 2022
DD ISBN 9780063227019 $21.99
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