Originally Posted by John F
I guess I was expecting Yasuko to pull through. There was another character that appeared to have much more contact with radiation and miraculously pulled through, so I thought that Yasuko had a chance.
The thing (for me) about reading a book like this is that it tells me how startling little I know (or have forgotten) about the subject.
Much of the narrative of them walking about reminded me of The Road by Cormac McCarthy.
Yasuko was covered in Black Rain
which was nuclear fallout. In the book it was narrated that they thought it was harmless at the time but alas it is quite poisonous. Probably the reason for the title.
Haven't heard of The Road.