Scattered All Over the Earth is undeniably a classic. A pilgrimage novel with a growing cast of memorable characters embodying a beautiful kaleidoscope of language, loss, identity, and home. Tawada’s vision is, as always, wonderfully unique, often funny and particularly here, where she’s at her most poignant. Thankfully, this is only the promising beginning of what is set to be a masterpiece trilogy of books.
Scattered All Over the Earth by Yoko Tawada, (List Price: $16.95, New Directions, 9780811229289, March 2022)
Reviewed by Luis Correa, Avid Bookshop in Athens, Georgia