My short story collection "Something Like Hope" is finally complete, and you can find it here, along with some story samples.
In this short story collection, paper planes connect kindred spirits, stray cats form the core of fragile friendships, and invisible men learn who they are in seedy Shinjuku massage parlors. It's a book for walking the streets, wandering the city, and looking at Tokyo through a different set of eyes.
I made the book the size of the traditional Japanese bunkobon paperback (A6: 105 × 148 millimeters), so it would be small, light, and easy to travel with. Also, I simply find this size of book kind of charming.
I printed the book out of a small shop based in Kyoto.
I also wrote about the process of putting the book together in a post here.
If you have any questions about the book, feel free to ask in the comments. :)
I'm a Tokyo based writer who does food, coffee, and short fiction. In love with the ever constant ebb and flow of Tokyo life.