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Heaven (Paperback)

By Kawakami, Mieko
Translated by Bett, Sam
Translated by Boyd, David

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'Mieko Kawakami is a genius' Naoise Dolan, author of Exciting Times From the bestselling author of Breasts and Eggs and international literary sensation Mieko Kawakami comes a sharp and illuminating novel about a fourteen-year-old boy subjected to relentless bullying. In Heaven, ...a fourteen-year-old boy is tormented for having a lazy eye. Instead of resisting, he chooses to suffer in silence. The only person who understands what he is going through is a female classmate, Kojima, who experiences similar treatment at the hands of her bullies. Providing each other with immeasurable consolation at a time in their lives when they need it most, the two young friends grow closer than ever. But what, ultimately, is the nature of a friendship when your shared bond is terror? Unflinching yet tender, sharply observed, intimate and multi-layered, this simple yet profound novel stands as yet another dazzling testament to Mieko Kawakami's uncontainable talent. There can be little doubt that it has cemented her reputation as one of the most important young authors at work today. 'An expertly told, deeply unsettling tale of adolescent violence' Vogue Translated from the Japanese by David Boyd and Sam Bett.
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ISBN 9781509898251
Released NZ 9 Jun 2022
Publisher Pan Macmillan
Format Paperback
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Language English (translated from: Japanese)
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ISBN-13 9781509898251
Stock Available
Status In-stock at supplier; ships 7-14 working days
Publisher Pan Macmillan
Imprint Picador
Released 9 Jun 2022
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
 › 5 other possible formats available
Language English
Translated from Japanese
Author(s) By Kawakami, Mieko
Translated by Bett, Sam
Translated by Boyd, David
Category Award Winning
General & Literary Fiction
Modern Fiction
Number of Pages 176
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 196mm
Spine: 15mm
Dewey Code 895.636
Weight 132g
Interest Age 18+ years
Reading Age 18+ years
Library of Congress Victims of bullying - Fiction, Bullying - Fiction, Friendship - Fiction, Friendship, Bullying
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade