For the characters in after the quake, the Kobe earthquake is an echo from a past they buried long ago.
Satsuki has spent thirty years hating one man: did her desire for revenge cause the earthquake?
Miyake left his family in Kobe to make midnight bonfires on a beach hundreds of miles away.
Fourteen-year-old Sala has nightmares that the Earthquake Man is trying to stuff her inside a little box.
Katagiri returns home to find a giant frog in his apartment on a mission to save Tokyo from a massive burrowing worm. 'When he gets angry, he causes earthquakes,' says Frog. 'And right now he is very, very angry.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 144 pages
- Publisher: Vintage Publishing
- Publication Date: 06/03/2003
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780099448563