On the subtropical Japanese island of Amami, traditions about nature remain eternal. During the full-moon night of traditional dances in August, 16-year-old Kaito discovers a dead body ... See full summary »
A family on a ski holiday in the French Alps find themselves staring down an avalanche during lunch one day; in the aftermath, their dynamic has been shaken to its core, with a question mark hanging over their patriarch in particular.
Lisa Loven Kongsli,
Kai, a young Westerner teaching English in Korea finds himself feeling lost and isolated in his surroundings. Determined to break free from his uneasiness, Kai reaches out and attempts to ... See full summary »
POINT TRAVERSE tells the story of two childhood friends, Adwin and Cael, who have followed separate paths in life. Adwin leads a solitary, structured life as the manager of a little restaurant in a small town. Cael has become a drifter, aimlessly wandering the Earth in hope of something better. After a chance encounter with an ill-fated loner, the two friends embark on a journey of self-discovery. Cael heads to the city, taking a job as a janitor in an office tower. There he meets Mia, who helps Cael find a sense of home that has so far eluded him. Mia is herself running away from a previous life, and sees Cael as a chance to escape to greener pastures. But can Cael commit fully to this new life, or is it just a matter of time before he runs again? Bothered by his brush with death, Adwin finds comfort with an old friend and a young employee, who provide him with an outlet for his frustrations. But when these relationships fail him, he becomes obsessed with a life that could have been.... Written by
Robin Patrick Smith