ALBENA STAMBOLOVA's novel Everything Happens as It Does is the winner of the 2012 Bulgarian Novel Contest of the Elizabeth Kostova Foundation and Open Letter Books at the University of Rochester. It was published in English by Open Letter Books in November 2013.
Naruhito is from Hiroshima. He does not remember the bomb, but he remembers his grandfather without arms and legs. Ten years he lived this way, then was buried in a coffin no bigger than a violin case.