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I enjoyed this book immensely. It’s about a woman’s search to find out more about Takako Konishi, who died in rural Minnesota supposedly looking to find the hidden money depicted in the movie Fargo. But is that what Takako was really after? And if not, then what?
I’m also a writer on a journey to find answers that would explain a dead woman’s actions. In my case, I’m trying to figure out why Camilla Hall, a 1960s activist, turned radical by 1974 and joined the Symbionese Liberation Army.
Don’t you just love it when you find a book that parallels what you’re writing? It gives me renewed hope — that readers enjoy a mystery and how a writer goes about trying to solve that mystery.
The format — part memoir, part biography, part screenplay, and a mix of second person and third person — is so inventive and creative. I can say that I’ve never read anything quite like it.
Read my full review on Goodreads.