Author GP HUTCHINSON

2016 Western Fictioneers Peacemaker Award Winner

Author GP HUTCHINSON - 2016 Western Fictioneers Peacemaker Award Winner

Sumotori–Coming in the First Quarter of 2014!

Sumo StompCombining elements of action, classic crime, and romance, Sumotori is a cross-cultural adventure that explores many aspects of life in Japan, from the traditional topknots and kimonos worn by the “last of the samurai” to the trendy street culture of Tokyo. Rather than parroting the popular caricature of the sumo wrestler as an oversized oaf, this story portrays those who participate in this traditional martial sport as they really are: intelligent, athletic, and disciplined, like the protagonist Tatsuyama.

 

bigstock-Beautiful-japanese-kimono-woma-39009640A page-turner from start to finish, the book is packed with instantly likeable characters, from the heroic Tatsuyama to the determined detective Kobayashi to the glamorous security executive Shiori. The book also explores the classic conflict of tradition versus change, a theme relevant to many of the world’s cultures today.