New book out for pre-sale on Kindle.
New book out for pre-sale on Kindle.
LOOSE ENDS IN YOKOHAMA
A story of a man on a mission to make peace with his past
5 stars by Readers' Favorite
Reviewed By Jon Michael Miller
"Yes, Ron Jackson, bar owner and restaurateur in Yokohama and the first-person narrator of Loose Ends In Yokohama, has some loose ends to tie up. The process not only of making amends but exacting revenge toward the end of one’s life is known as shuukatsu. As the novel opens, Ron finds himself on the receiving end of this ritual when an old friend comes into Ron’s bar offering him amends in the form of an ancient and valuable samurai sword as a thank-you for past friendship. The gift inspires Ron to review his own life, and thus begins the tale. He has a few things to resolve in his past, and we follow the process from beginning to end, becoming familiar with the streets of Yokohama, Japan in the process—a family he has wronged, a love he has betrayed, and a bully who has humiliated him more than once. One by one, we watch him clean the slate of what he owes and what is owed to him.
Loose Ends In Yokohama is a very good book, not only for author Alex Lund’s impeccable prose but for the goodness that emanates from its pages. It’s an odyssey that reminded me of my own debts and of my own scores yet to be avenged. It also familiarized me with the city of Yokohama, its streets, parks, dives, and inhabitants. Ron is the proverbial good guy, aging and having done some nasties as well as having been victimized. Sounds like all of us, doesn’t it? Yes, wouldn’t it be nice to tie it all up with a tidy bow before we depart for other realms? I enjoyed getting to know Ron Jackson, half American, half Japanese, as through the process of shuukatsu he resolves the mysteries of his life. I’m sure you will enjoy it too."
In his first book, "Shibuya Nemesis", Alex Lund takes the reader on a journey of youth, romance and adventure.
Take a deep dive with his characters into the world of modern Tokyo - a place where the high-tech meets the historic.
Where tranquil beauty meets total chaos!
Paul - Australia
Alex Lund arrived in Japan from his native Scandinavia in his early teens, and has been based in Tokyo for around 30 years.
Running his own consulting business for many years in the retail and fashion industry, Alex spends most of his time pacing up and down the streets of Tokyo in a constant pursuit of exploring every corner of the urban jungle of shopping and entertainment districts in the world’s largest metropolis.
As an eager first-hand observer of how Tokyo continuously evolves as a reflection of the fast-paced changes in trends and sub-cultures, Alex uses his experience as a canvas and source of inspiration for his writing, trying to offer his readers insight into the fascinating city of modern Tokyo.
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