Lonely Castle in the Mirror

Mizuki Tsujimura

£12.99

Paperback

Fiction > Fiction in translation

ISBN: 9780857527288

Description

For fans of BEFORE THE COFFEE GETS COLD, fairy tale and magic are weaved together in sparse language that belies a flooring emotional punch. ‘Strange and beautiful. Imagine the offspring of THE WIND-UP BIRD CHRONICLE with THE VIRGIN SUICIDES’ GUARDIANTranslated by Philip Gabriel, a translator of Murakami______________________How can you save your friend’s life if she doesn’t want to be rescued?In a tranquil neighbourhood of Tokyo, seven teenagers wake to find their bedroom mirrors are shining. At a single touch, they are pulled from their lonely lives into to a wondrous castle filled with winding stairways, watchful portraits and twinkling chandeliers.

In this new sanctuary, they are confronted with a set of clues leading to a hidden room where one of them will be granted a wish.

But there’s a catch: if they don’t leave by five o’clock, they will die. As time passes, a devastating truth emerges: only those brave enough to share their stories will be punished. Tender, playful, gripping, LONELY CASTLE IN THE MIRROR is a mesmerizing tale about the importance of reaching out, confronting anxiety and embracing human connection.

Readers love LONELY CASTLE IN THE MIRROR:***** ‘This book has become one of my favourite Japanese literature reads of all time . . . A magical heart felt read that will stay with you’***** ‘Unexpected, beautiful and heart-breaking . . . this is a work of fiction which reaches into the heart of a modern problem and has valuable insight’ ***** ‘Rich and vivid with lots of emotions . . . This book is a symbol of “hope is still there’.

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Additional information

Weight 0.4 kg
Dimensions 20 × 13 × 5 cm