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Jun 06, 2017
| ISBN 9781782273288
Jun 06, 2017
| ISBN 9781782273295
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Jun 06, 2017 | ISBN 9781782273288
Jun 06, 2017 | ISBN 9781782273295
A startling novella from the heir to Haruki Murakami and Gabriel García Márquez
Trapped in Tokyo, left behind by a series of girlfriends, the narrator of Slow Boat sizes up his situation. His missteps, his violent rebellions, his tiny victories. But he is not a passive loser, content to accept all that fate hands him. He attempts one last escape to the edges of the city, holding the only safety net he has known – his dreams.
Filled with lyrical longing and humour, Slow Boat captures perfectly the urge to get away and the necessity of finding yourself in a world which might never even be looking for you.
” Translator David Boyd brings the slight and endearing story into riffing, confessional English.” — The Wall Street Journal“Not only readable but very enjoyable… bound to leave you engrossed in self-questioning.” — Japan Society Magazine
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