Books by Makoto Oda

THE BREAKING JEWEL by Makoto Oda
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2003

"The climactic 'war of attrition' that demands the anticipated and foreshadowed ultimate sacrifice is depicted in unflinchingly graphic detail that makes this excellent little tale very much something of an Asian Red Badge of Courage."
A 1998 novel about the defense of a small South Pacific island against American invasion—its Japanese author's first in English translation—displays a riveting economy and intensity. Read full book review >