Ordinary people muddling through life and intersect with one another in random ways. Like people walking along road crossings in different directions with no apparent destination in sight. Human Crossing is a realistic portrayal of everyday people in modern Japan in all its beauty and ugliness. In this volume, Human Crossing examines the lives of a boxer whose dark past is rekindled by his estranged mother in "The Wound," an idealistic lawyer who fights for an underprivileged young mother in "The 25th Hour," a workholic businessman who rediscovers what's most important in life in "A Promise," and an independent woman who reunites with her deadbeat father in "Direction." Human Crossing is a collection of short stories (vignettes) about hope and a reminder of the small victories one can achieve amid the vicissitudes of life.