One Morning Like a Bird

One Morning Like a Bird

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 23/07/2009
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Synopsis

'ANDREW MILLER'S WRITING IS A SOURCE OF WONDER AND DELIGHT' Hilary Mantel

'ONE OF OUR MOST SKILFUL CHRONICLERS OF THE HUMAN HEART AND MIND' Sunday Times

'Cinematic'
Times Literary Supplement

'A real achievement'
Guardian

'Revelatory'
Sunday Times

The mesmerising tale of a young man forced to make life-changing decisions, from the critically acclaimed author Pure

Tokyo, 1940. While Japan's war against China escalates, young Yuji Takano clings to his cocooned life: his beloved evenings of French conversation at Monsieur Feneon's, visits to the bathhouse with friends, his books, his poetry.

But conscription looms and the mood turns against foreigners, just when Yuji gets entangled with Feneon's daughter. As the nation heads towards conflict with the Allies, Yuji must decide where his duty - and his heart - lies.

PRAISE FOR ANDREW MILLER

'Unique, visionary, a master at unmasking humanity'
Sarah Hall

'A writer of very rare and outstanding gifts'
Independent on Sunday

'A highly intelligent writer, both exciting and contemplative'
The Times

'A wonderful storyteller'
Spectator

  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
  • ISBN: 9780340825150
  • Number of pages: 384
  • Weight: 300g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 128 x 26 mm

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One Morning Like a Bird
One Morning Like a Bird
'One Morning Like a Bird' is a coming of age novel on a par with 'Great Expectations'. Yes, it is that good! We experience Japanese society and culture in... READ MORE
Helena Rudge