Heaven (Signed Edition)

Mieko Kawakami

£14.99

Kawakami’s simple yet profound new work stands as a dazzling testament to her literary talent

Paperback

Fiction > Fiction in translation

ISBN: 9781509898244

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‘Mieko Kawakami is a genius’ – Naoise Dolan, author of Exciting TimesFrom the bestselling author of Breasts and Eggs and international literary sensation Mieko Kawakami, comes a sharp and illuminating novel about a fourteen-year-old boy subjected to relentless bullying. In Heaven, a fourteen-year old boy is tormented for having a lazy eye.

Instead of resisting, he chooses to suffer in silence.

The only person who understands what he is going through is a female classmate, Kojima, who experiences similar treatment at the hands of her bullies.

Providing each other with immeasurable consolation at a time in their lives when they need it most, the two young friends grow closer than ever.

But what, ultimately, is the nature of a friendship when your shared bond is terror?Unflinching yet tender, sharply observed, intimate and multi-layered, this simple yet profound novel stands as yet another dazzling testament to Mieko Kawakami’s uncontainable talent.

There can be little doubt that it has cemented her reputation as one of the most important young authors at work today. ‘An expertly told, deeply unsettling tale of adolescent violence’ – VogueTranslated from the Japanese by David Boyd and Sam Bett.

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Weight 0.4 kg
Dimensions 20 × 13 × 5 cm