Helen DeWitt. The Last Samurai.

Tsukioka Yoshitoshi, The Yotsuya Ghost Story, 1892

This is a dizzying, brutal, gorgeous book. All I can say is, go visit Helen DeWitt’s website, read her side column on author pay, and Paypal her some money. You won’t regret it. It’s the least you can do, in return for the beauty of this book.

Read: May 2014