The Forest of Wool and Steel: Winner of the Japan Booksellers' Award (Paperback)
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The Forest of Wool and Steel: Winner of the Japan Booksellers' Award (Paperback)

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Paperback 224 Pages / Published: 20/02/2020
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OVER ONE MILLION COPIES SOLD
''A mesmerising reading experience for all of us seeking a meaningful life' JAPAN TIMES

What he experienced that day wasn't life-changing . . . It was life-making.

Tomura is startled by the hypnotic sound of a piano being tuned in his school. It seeps into his soul and transports him to the forests, dark and gleaming, that surround his beloved mountain village. From that moment, he is determined to discover more.

Under the tutelage of three master piano-tuners - one humble, one jovial, one ill-tempered - Tomura embarks on his training, never straying too far from a single, unfathomable question: do I have what it takes?

Set in small-town Japan, this warm and mystical story is for the lucky few who have found their calling - and for the rest of us who are still searching. It shows that the road to finding one's purpose is a winding path, often filled with treacherous doubts and, for those who persevere, astonishing moments of revelation.

Mega-bestselling winner of the Japan Booksellers Award, selected by bookshop staff as the book they most wanted to hand-sell: A tender and uplifting novel for fans of A WHOLE LIFE by Robert Seethaler.

[Contains 5 exquisite hand-drawn illustrations]

Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
ISBN: 9781784162986
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 157 g
Dimensions: 198 x 127 x 14 mm

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“A beautifully lyrically written novel.”

This beautifully lyrically written novel by the Japanese author Natsu Miyashita not only managed to convey to this reader clear visual images but also the sublime and haunting sound of a piano keyboard being played... More

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“Simple, beautiful, perfect”

This is a quiet, calm novel fill with incredibly beautiful imagery around the power of music. It's a coming of age novel with simple dreams and people who have to work hard to fulfil them. It is a perfect book to... More

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“Warm and thoughtful”

An uplifting, soft and enjoyable story. Fans of music (particularly classical or piano based) will have another tier upon which to enjoy this warm, lyrical story.

For Japanese fiction it has a particularly straight... More

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