years in the forest

THE GINSENG HUNTER
by Jeff Talarigo

Like his 2005 novel, The Pearl Diver, which told the story of a young woman in post-war Japan whose career as a pearl diver is cut short when she is exiled to a leper colony, Jeff Talarigo‚Äôs The Ginseng Hunter also takes as its starting point an Asian protagonist with an esoteric profession who faces unexpected adversity in a climate of political unrest. Read more…