This is terrible and gave me secondhand embarrassment. Sorry for not mincing words, but the writing here is the definition of try-hard. I get what it's trying to accomplish and it's not good.
I thought my opinion couldn't drop any lower and then I read the author's own 5-star review on goodreads:
"Coming at a time when societies and cultures are bonding together through forced distancing, The Sushi Prophecies offers hilarious relief and bizarre parallels all at once.
A truly unique voice and tale, for truly unique times."
BRO WHAT ARE YOU DOING...