Scattered All Over the Earth (2022) 4 stars

Welcome to the not-too-distant future: Japan, having vanished from the face of the earth, is …

The Land of Sushi

4 stars

Scattered All Over The Earth is set in a future where Japan (the land of sushi) has given way to the ocean and its rising tides. It manages to be both a story of climate refugees raising questions of national identity, as well as a poetic homage to languages. She has lived in Germany for decades and even writes in both Japanese and German, and I can’t help but imagine how her experience of coming to Germany in the 1980s has influenced this book.