Michael Ferrier lives in Tokyo and teaches literature at the University of Chuo. He was there on the 11th March 2011 when the earthquake and the tsunami devastated Northen Japan. The following weeks, he drives to the forbidden area to meet up with Fukushima’s nuclear plant employees and to investigate both on the causes of the disaster and on the decision-makers.
Michaël Ferrier’s novel sways between beauty and chaos, between poetry and investigation. How humanity’s genius is being questioned by tectonic shift and leads to apocalypse.
The staging abides to the 3 distinctive parts of the novel. The action sails on from the ancient Japan, from which the author borrows his style and poetry, to the contemporary world and the nuclear error.