Territory of Light (Paperback)
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Territory of Light is the radiant story of a young woman, living alone in Tokyo with her two-year-old daughter. Its twelve chapters follow the first year of the narrator's separation from her husband. The novel is full of light, sometimes comforting and sometimes dangerous: sunlight streaming through windows, dappled light in the park, distant fireworks, dazzling floodwater, de-saturated streetlamps and mysterious explosions. The delicate prose is beautifully patterned: the cumulative effect is disarmingly powerful and bright after-images remain in your mind for a long time afterwards.

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780241312193
Number of pages: 128
Weight: 145 g
Dimensions: 216 x 135 x 9 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Tsushima evades any label, her fiction transcends gender to focus on the existential loneliness that is at the heart of humanity. -- Kris Kosaka * Japan Times *
Wonderfully poetic ... extraordinary freshness ... a Virginia Woolf quality -- Margaret Drabble * BBC Radio 3 *
Spiky, atmospheric and intimate, filled with moments of strangeness that linger in the mind * The Spectator *
In this short, powerful novel lurk the joy and guilt of single parents everywhere * Guardian *
This exquisite and poignant novel . . . will resonate with single mothers always and everywhere -- Shami Chakrabarti
An extraordinary book . . . cool analytic intelligence propelled by sudden eruptions of passion -- Lisa Appignanesi
An astonishing and exquisite masterpiece about love, motherhood, female independence, and the restoration of a damaged family. Yuko Tsushima is an unforgettable name alongside great masters like Virginia Woolf, Alice Munro and Elizabeth Strout -- J. M. Lee, author of The Investigation

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“Perceptive memories!”

As the book progresses we witness the everyday occurrences of a young woman, living in Japan. We discover her thoughts, memories and how she strives to find faith amid the uncertainties of everyday life. It is a story... More

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“Dreamlike and atmospheric”

I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for a review.

I think the most exceptional thing about this book is the atmosphere. Told in chapters that are not necessarily inter-connected or even... More

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“Beautiful and Bright”

As the daughter of famed Japanese author Osamu Dazai, Yuko Tsushima's writing couldn't be more different in style from her father's. Where Dazai dwells on death and depression, Tsushima speaks of life,... More

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