The Japan of bright lights and somber temples is gone. In its place is a horrific world of monsters—yokai—terrorizing all those who suffer in the wasteland of the Now. Into this hell one fiercely determined woman must go: she is Suzume, the “Sparrow”, and she seeks to rescue her grandfather, a hero to his people and a legendary Yokai-Hunter. Her only help in this mission is a kitsune, Suzume’s sworn enemy: a liar, a seducer, and a powerful ally. Together they must face impossible horrors and confront their own prejudices as they race to save more than the life of just one man—the fate of Japan may hang in the balance.