The Bridge of Dreams and Predators: Two Short Novels
by Alex Shishin
In The Bridge of Dreams, set in Osaka, the homeless and disabled Motoshima Saburo, 58, fights a moral battle with Ken, a young “dating club” scout, who has used The Waif, a pill-popping 17-year-old runaway, for a haywire robbery. In Predators, set in Paris, Rick and Yolanda discover their wealthy and acne-ravaged home stay guest, Masami Ogawa, is a thief. And worse.