By Ian Buruma Atlantic Books, €21.60 The China Lover
The second novel from Anglo-Dutch professor Ian Buruma centres on the real-life tale of Yamaguchi Yoshiko, a Japanese actress-turned journalist whose fascinating story is revealed by three male characters who cross paths with her.
The first part of the book is set in Japanese-occupied Manchuria in the years before and during World War II. Our narrator, Sato Daisuke, is a Japanese fix-it man and talent scout...
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