‘ONE OF THE MOST BRILLIANTLY INVENTIVE WRITERS OF THIS, OR ANY, COUNTRY’ Independent
Shortlisted for the Booker and James Tait Black Memorial Prizes
‘Constantly entertaining’Evening Standard
The captivating second novel from the critically acclaimed author of Ghostwritten and Cloud Atlas
As Eiji Miyake’s twentieth birthday nears, he arrives in Tokyo with a mission – to locate the father he has never met. So begins a search that takes him into the seething city’s underworld, its lost property offices and video arcades, and on a journey that zigzags from reality to the realm of dreams. But until Eiji has fallen in love and exorcised his childhood demons, the belonging he craves will remain, tantalizingly, just beyond his grasp.
PRAISE FOR DAVID MITCHELL’A thrilling and gifted writer’Financial Times’Dizzyingly, dazzlingly good’Daily Mail’Mitchell is, clearly, a genius’New York Times Book Review’An author of extraordinary ambition and skill’Independent on Sunday’A superb storyteller’The New Yorker