Lonely Castle in the Mirror (Paperback)
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Lonely Castle in the Mirror (Paperback)

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Paperback 368 Pages / Published: 22/04/2021
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For fans of BEFORE THE COFFEE GETS COLD, fairy tale and magic are weaved together in sparse language that belies a flooring emotional punch.
'Strange and beautiful. Imagine the offspring of THE WIND-UP BIRD CHRONICLE with THE VIRGIN SUICIDES' GUARDIAN
Translated by Philip Gabriel, a translator of Murakami
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How can you save your friend's life if she doesn't want to be rescued?

In a tranquil neighbourhood of Tokyo, seven teenagers wake to find their bedroom mirrors are shining.

At a single touch, they are pulled from their lonely lives into to a wondrous castle filled with winding stairways, watchful portraits and twinkling chandeliers. In this new sanctuary, they are confronted with a set of clues leading to a hidden room where one of them will be granted a wish. But there's a catch: if they don't leave by five o'clock, they will die.

As time passes, a devastating truth emerges: only those brave enough to share their stories will be punished.

Tender, playful, gripping, LONELY CASTLE IN THE MIRROR is a mesmerizing tale about the importance of reaching out, confronting anxiety and embracing human connection.

Readers love LONELY CASTLE IN THE MIRROR:

***** 'This book has become one of my favourite Japanese literature reads of all time . . . A magical heart felt read that will stay with you'
***** 'Unexpected, beautiful and heart-breaking . . . this is a work of fiction which reaches into the heart of a modern problem and has valuable insight'
***** 'Rich and vivid with lots of emotions . . . This book is a symbol of "hope is still there'


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Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
ISBN: 9780857527288
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 367 g
Dimensions: 214 x 135 x 26 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
A surge of Japanese women are redefining their nation's literature * VOGUE *
Strange and beautiful. Imagine the offspring of The Wind-up Bird Chronicle with The Virgin Suicides * GUARDIAN *
A moving, reflective and surprising novel... anyone who has ever struggled with feeling isolated, had difficulties at school, or had mental health struggles, will find this novel to be a cleansing balm. * CULTUREFLY *
Neat twists and a genuinely affecting denouement: this is 'a modern, all-ages fairy tale' that defies the Anglo-dominance of this genre * FINANCIAL TIMES *
There's a warmth to her writing, and Tsujimura has a mature ability to allow the story to speak for itself without narrative * JAPAN TIMES *
A worthwhile novel -- Alison Fincher * Asian Review of Books *

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“A beautiful heart-warming novel”

A wonderful heart-warming novel translated from Japanese by the incredible Philip Gabriel.
The story centres on a disparate group of children who are all avoiding school and are brought together to the Castle in the... More

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Carolyn Percy

“A sweet and poignant fairytale”

Round up to 3.5 stars.
Seven children are summoned to a beautiful castle, through their bedroom mirrors, by a mysterious little girl in a wolf mask, known only as the Wolf Queen. The castle will be open for these... More

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“A modern day fantasy fairy tale - with a dark side”

Quite unlike anything I've ever read before. It has a feel of a modern day (but very Japanese) fairy tale but with some really dark themes.
7 teenagers are transported to a magical castle - via shining mirrors -... More

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