The Kawai Scrolls
The Kawai Scrolls is a captivating read. The story follows the adventures of archeologist John Fox as he first navigates his way through the North Pacific and his scholastic mission in Japan. The early tone of the book is soft core Bukowski where Louis Druehl paints fabulous party scenes of life on a freighter. Ending on a touching note capturing the hopes and aspirations of the main characters and dreams of the Ainu, the reader is left charmed. This story continues in the style of Cedar, Salmon and Weed, the authors previous book,and is a must for anyone wishing to explore contemporary west coast literature.
Review by Michel LeBlond,Vancouver, Canada