Beyond Blue is Peter’s first novel and was published in 2013.
After burning all bridges, Quinn enters a new world that is incomprehensible but fascinating. Right after his arrival in Tokyo, he gets sucked into a parallel world that is far from the postcard pictures. It is a world of murder, guilt, and lies. Caught in the nightlife of Shinjuku, the only escape becomes the indifferent world of the convenience store. Soon names become only a vague reminiscence of the past, and memory itself is called into question. Without anything reliable left, one starts to wonder which parts of life exist and which are imagined. The only element that remains consistent is jazz. The world becomes untrustworthy, spontaneous, and unpredictable. But only until one goes beyond.
Author: Peter Schimke
Republished: January 2020