by Matt Treyvaud
The classic novel by Natsume Soseki in a revitalizing new translation.
When our hero takes a teaching job in the sticks, he assumes it will be all delicious dango, baths at the local onsen, and some light teaching. Soon he is entangled in the webs of various schemers. He must literally fight his way back to Tokyo if he wants to survive to see his adoptive mother again!