Japan provides the background for this story of a young man who has travelled to the east to find meaning and salvation, but finds only addiction and desperation Rodriguez is a master at describing how strange and alienating the culture of Japan can be to any westerner immersed in it. A compelling narrative from beginning to end, the novel recounts the experiences of a young Canadian ex pat and who has turned his back on his family’s wealth only to work as an elevator operator in a Tokyo department store. The narrative focusses on his “last trip” up the elevator and what he plans to do when he gets to the top floor. Escape is a richly told story, edgy and full of psychological suspense.

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J.P Rodriguez

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A thoughtful and intriguing new review from The Miramichi Reader!