All The Lovers In The Night (Paperback)
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All The Lovers In The Night (Paperback)

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Paperback 224 Pages
Published: 11/05/2023
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Waterstones Says

Employing dazzlingly realised themes of light and emotional illumination, this lyrical, often shocking novel from the author of Breasts and Eggs revolves around a proofreader in her mid-30s and a physics teacher who offers her a shot at salvation.

From the acclaimed author of Breasts and Eggs and Heaven.

Shy, lonely and introverted Fuyuko lives alone and fills her days with her job as a freelance proofreader. About to turn thirty-five, she cannot imagine ever having any emotional or successful relationship in her life as it currently stands. She is regularly haunted by encounters of the past.

But Fuyuko loves the light and goes out on the night of her birthday, Christmas Eve, to count the lights. Her only friend, Hijiri, offers some light in her life, but it is a chance encounter with another man, Mr. Mitsutsuka, a physics teacher, who offers her access from another dimension to light.

Pulsing, poetic, modern and shocking, All The Lovers in The Night is the third novel from internationally bestselling author Mieko Kawakami.

Translated from the Japanese by Sam Bett and David Boyd.

Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9781509898299
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 156 g
Dimensions: 196 x 130 x 15 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

If a book can keep me enraptured for the whole journey I count that as pretty unputdownable . . . a brief, compelling study of alientation and friendship; I binge-read it in one sitting. - Rebecca F Kuang, bestselling author of Babel

Kawakami’s novel is uncompromisingly candid in its appraisal of the harm women inflict on one another, while never losing sight of the overarching structures that lead them to do so in the first place. Compact and supple, it’s a strikingly intelligent feat. - The New York Times Book Review

Her most accomplished novel yet . . . A contemporary Japanese master continues her meteoric rise into our literary firmament - Hamilton Cain, Oprah Daily (A Most Anticipated Book of 2022)

[An] engrossing, fine-boned new novel, deftly translated from Japanese by Sam Bett and David Boyd . . . with this consummate novel, Kawakami’s star continues to rise, pulsing against a night that’s anything but holy - Hamilton Cain, The Washington Post

Kawakami — the author of titles such as Breasts and Eggs and Heaven — has crafted another atmospheric, subtly beautiful novel. - TIME Magazine (A Most Anticipated Book of May 2022)

Kawakami has an effortless way of turning the mundanity of Fuyoko's day-to-day into detailed occasions that I want to know more about . . . Though the everyday is more interesting than you'd think, this is a book that's really about Fuyoko discovering happiness - Stylist

In contrast to the many suffocating (western) conventions of romantic storytelling, it is refreshing to encounter a book of such irresistible sweet melancholy. - The Irish Times

Kawakami has created a rich and notable examination of the varied ways women choose to live their lives and the gains and losses that come with the choices they've made. Kawakami writes with the tender and incisive sensibilities of a poet . . . An unforgettable and masterful work. - Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review)

Candid and searing, Kawakami's latest is another brilliantly rendered portal into young women’s lives. - Booklist (Starred Review)

The author dazzles with her exploration of emotions . . . An invigorating and empowering portrait. It’s a winner. - Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)

Out of all the narratives that I’ve read that explore loneliness, anxiety and depression, All the Lovers in the Night is possibly the most accurate . . . The book made me feel less isolated in the struggle and after reading it, I made strides to find balance and joy. - Metro

Kawakami’s novel is a sensitive analysis of loneliness and self-discovery. - Observer

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“Lost and Aimless in Tokyo..”

Fuyuko is a woman in her thirties, living alone with little contact with anyone apart from her work extroverted work colleague Hiriji where they both proofread copy. Fuyuko begins to question what lead her to becoming... More

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“If only she could connect”

A growing interest in all things Japanese and a protagonist who shares my day job meant I was powerless to resist requesting this book. While I came for the proofreading, I stayed for the engaging characters and... More

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“Slow and dull.”

I feel bad about giving such a harsh review to a novel that is clearly heartfelt by the author, and powerful for some readers, but I honestly found it quite tedious and annoying.
Following the life of a woman in her... More

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