Author Shigekuni to Read from ‘In Plain View’

Julie Shigekuni will read from her new novel, “In Plain View” (Unnamed Books), on Sunday, Nov. 20, at 5 p.m. at Skylight Books, 1818 N. Vermont Ave. in Los Angeles.

Julie Shigekuni

Julie Shigekuni

She will appear with South African author Henrietta Rose-Innes, who will present her U.S. debut novel, “Nineveh,” also from Unnamed Books.

In Shigekuni’s novel, Daidai and her husband Hiroshi have what many of their friends believe is a perfect life. Daidai has recently left her job as curator of the Japanese American Museum in Little Tokyo so that she and Hiroshi, a university professor, can try for a baby. Frustrated by their lack of success so far, and by their increasingly clinical love life, Daidai befriends one of Hiroshi’s graduate students.