Available in paperback from today, Japanese Daisy Chain by Dave Weaver is an innovative portmanteau cycle of stories that flirt with the paranormal, linking through primaeval and elemental phenomena that lie hidden behind modern-day Japan.
In Japanese Daisy Chain, Dave Weaver takes us on a very individualistic journey around contemporary Japan through the eyes of the participants in a series of apparently unrelated incidents. Events that, to an outsider may seem a little strange or hard to explain, but to which we are given an exclusive insight – enabling us to see the consequence of contact with the paranormal, fantastic or downright weird. As each episode unfurls and our journey progresses, we alone can see the invisible thread that connects these events, albeit tenuously. A participant on each occasion, a minor character if you will, becomes the main protagonist in the next, creating a human daisy-chain.
Just like a daisy-chain, what goes around comes around. The chain is completed and we finally understand karma…
“Dave Weaver’s light touch and subtle observations draw the reader into the mysterious and, at times, unsettling lives of his uniquely Japanese characters, effortlessly evoking the alien beauty and mystical traditions of this ancient culture.”
Available as an eBook since February, Japanese Daisy Chain is now available as a paperback edition from the usual retailers. If your favourite bookshop doesn’t have it, ask them to order a copy.