'The best book I've read this year ... darkly comedic and full of tension and surprise' Marina Abramovic
'Life for sale. Use me as you wish. I am a twenty-seven-year-old male. Discretion guaranteed. Will cause no bother at all.'
When Hanio Yamada realises the future holds little of worth to him, he puts his life for sale in a Tokyo newspaper, thus unleashing a series of unimaginable exploits. A world of murderous mobsters, hidden cameras, a vampire woman, poisoned carrots, code-breaking, a hopeless junkie heiress and makeshift explosives reveals itself to the unwitting hero. Is there nothing he can do to stop it? Resolving to follow the orders of his would-be purchasers, he comes to understand what life is worth, and whether we can indeed name our price.
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Number of pages: 192
Weight: 145 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 11 mm
It's funny and horrific and curious and thoroughly entertaining and should win Mishima a new generation of fans * The Independent *
There is a place in life for the exhilarating, surreal and sometimes downright silly. This novel ticks all the boxes * Spectator *
Succeeds in capturing vividly the bathos of the self-pitying modern nihilist... the absurdity of life is conveyed through the tropes of pulp fiction and manga comics * The New Statesman *
An engaging all-action satire * The Guardian *
A writer of immense energy and ability * Time Out *
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