Author: Nakagami Kenji
A collection of stories on Japan’s burakumin, former slaves considered tainted by impure blood.
The seven stories collected here span the range of Kenji Nakagami’s writing. He draws on the history of his birthplace, Kumano in his tales of red-eyed demons, mountain bandits and ravaged princesses. Stories with a more modern setting describe the turbulent lives of the Kumano people.