Japan Beyond Tragedy, by Vindal Vandakoff


Part fiction, part factual tale that exposes the lies and cover-ups of Japanese nuclear power industry, and a one hundred percent thrilling story. Vindal Vandakoff pulls back the curtain on the tragedy that struck Japan on March 11, 2011. An expatriate who has long lived in Japan with his Japanese artist wife and family, and intimately familiar with that country’s ordinary life and extraordinary politics, Vandakoff populates the village of Otsuchi with a cast of sparkling characters who are about to experience events that will forever change their lives. A triple whammy: the frightening earthquake, the terrifying tsunami, and the chilling inside account of nuclear meltdown at the Fukushima nuclear power plant are all brought to life in scenes of greed, tragedy and heroism. Vandakoff brings a special tenderness to his schoolchildren characters. The novel appeals to a wide range of readers, from fiction fans to students of natural disasters and to anybody who likes a ripping good rea…