Goodnight Tokyo (Paperback)
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Goodnight Tokyo (Paperback)

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Paperback 176 Pages
Published: 18/07/2024
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Matsui is the driver of a taxi the colour of the night sky. Every night between the hours of 1 am and 4.30 am, Matsui guides his taxi around the streets of Tokyo, collecting passengers and their stories.    

Seen through the eyes of a cast of colourful characters, Goodnight Tokyo takes the reader on an intimate journey around Tokyo after dark, when Tokyo’s eccentrics and insomniacs emerge, and a small grain of madness begins to germinate in the city’s night air. Confessions of intimacy and loneliness merge with the surreal: the funeral of an old telephone, the flea-market in which objects are bartered for that don’t actually exist. 

Told over a number of nights – and punctuated by Matsui’s dawn arrival at his favourite canteen for a plate of their famous ham and eggs – Yoshida weaves a web of stories that prove to be intimately cand compellingly connected. 

Publisher: Europa Editions (UK) Ltd
ISBN: 9781787705128
Number of pages: 176
Dimensions: 210 x 135 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

“A tender ode to life’s unexpected moments of happiness.” - Frankfurt Allgemeine Zeitung (Germany)

“After closing this book, think of a friend or someone you know. Try to imagine their friends, the people they know whom you don’t. Tokyo is made of such people. Definitely.” - Sankei Shimbun (Japan)

“A must-read for Murakami fans.” - Hotlist (Germany)

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TripFiction

“Short stories set across night-time Tokyo”

The concept of these short, interconnected stories is interesting. Matsui drives a taxi at night and every morning (as it were) he sets off at 1am to pick up a variety of passengers. He has to drop them off all over... More

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