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Keiko never set out to be an activist, but when she’s sent on an assignment to Taiji, Japan, the ball is set in motion. Reporting on the brutal yearly slaughter of hundreds of dolphins alters her life.
Over the course of ten years Keiko follows the highs and lows of the campaign to stop the slaughter of dolphins in Japan and attempts to bring change through her articles. Will her efforts and that of many others be enough?
An impassioned reveal and a heart-wrenching rally against the barbaric slaughter of Dolphins, few readers will turn the last page of Red Days and not feel incredibly moved by the story they have just read. Eco-fiction is growing ever more popular because it has the power to open eyes and hearts in completely different ways to non-fiction and here Sparrow humanises the horrific events of Taiji, in Japan, by contextualising them into a story. A story that is by turns enchanting, distressingly sad and inspiring, the success of Sparrow's narrative hinges on the characters of Keiko and Jed, the horrifying events of mass slaughter they witness and their ever burgeoning relationship. Together they provide contrast and context, finding an equitable balance that leaves the reader in no doubt about the stakes. Without getting lost in the minutiae, Sparrow not only entertains but is successful in building an authoritative argument against the continued slaughter of Dolphins and on this level alone Sparrow’s novel certainly makes for compulsive reading.
Bittersweet, thought provoking and likely to linger in the memory long after it's read, Red Days proves not only a compelling read but a fine introduction to Sparrow's novels. It is highly recommended.
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