No.6, my second novel, rose to fourth place last week among best-selling works related to Japan. Does this mean I can retire from my day job and hang out with topless super models in the Côte d'Azur?
No, unfortunately, it does not.
But, it was encouraging. Not only is No.6 the only work of fiction in a field dominated by non-fiction to consistently rank so high, sales of the novel have started to gain something resembling momentum. My hope is that the work will go viral--preferrably while I still have teeth in my head.
An earlier and free version of the novel can be read here.