The Last Children of Tokyo (Paperback)
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The Last Children of Tokyo (Paperback)

(author), (translator)
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Paperback 144 Pages / Published: 07/06/2018
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Yoshiro thinks he might never die. A hundred years old and counting, he is one of Japan's many 'old-elderly'; men and women who remember a time before the air and the sea were poisoned, before terrible catastrophe promted Japan to shut itself off from the rest of the world. He may live for decades yet, but he knows his beloved great-grandson - born frail and prone to sickness - might not survive to adulthood. Day after day, it takes all of Yoshiro's sagacity to keep Mumei alive. As hopes for Japan's youngest generation fade, a secretive organisation embarks on an audacious plan to find a cure - might Yoshiro's great-grandson be the key to saving the last children of Tokyo?

Publisher: Granta Books
ISBN: 9781846276705
Number of pages: 144
Weight: 128 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 8 mm

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“Told with beauty and emotion!”

This story evolves as you read it. Beautifully evocative you quickly gain a sense of the unique setting.
The author has focused specifically on gaining a sense of perspective. They have taken great care to create a... More

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13th July 2018
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“A short novel, with a huge heart”

Tawada writes a mini-epic in the pages of The Last Children of Tokyo. Proving that speculative fiction doesn't have to a lumbering narrative, Tawada creates a beautiful account of hope in a world where there is... More

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25th August 2018
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“Wonderful Japanese dystopia”

In this wonderful Japanese dystopian story, family love shines through above all else. This is an immensely enjoyable novella and is highly reocmmended.

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16th August 2018
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