'One Break, A Thousand Blows!'is a novel about Japan. The protagonist is a metaphor, wanting to negate Japan, but not by writing a novel about Japan, but by writing falsely about it, using Japan as a screen for the writer’s innermost hopes and desires. One Break, A Thousand Blows! aims to express the claim that there is no gap between sexuality and textuality; it aims to be anti-metaphorical, to escape the logic of modernism and postmodernism and express a pre-modernist, post-human morphogenetic aesthetics in all its wild sacred expressivity. Cannibalising every book it references 'One Break, A Thousand Blows!' is heavily invested in bibliolatry, its polymorphous protagonists subjected to the occult use of books for divination.