Yesterday evening I found my husband inebriated* at the kitchen table. “You wrote negative things about Japan in your novel,” he said. “And everyone is going to think that the husband in the novel is me.”
So, for the record, Yusuke, the ex-husband in Losing Kei should not be confused with Yoshi, my actual current husband. Yoshi is not an art dealer. In fact, he once fell asleep in an art gallery on one of our dates. Yoshi does not have a beard. Well, at least not usually. Yoshi does not run a construction company. He does not come home at 11PM. He loves our children and has a good relationship with them. He does not consort with gangsters. Okay?
*For the record, he was not drinking heavily because of my novel. He’s tired and jet-lagged and just one beer made him a bit punchy.