The Last Samurai

The Last Samurai

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 15/03/2018
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Synopsis

‘Fiercely intelligent, very funny and unlike anything else I’ve ever read’ MARK HADDON 'Original...witty...playful…a wonderfully funny book' JAMES WOOD 'A triumph – a genuinely new story, a genuinely new form' A. S. BYATT Eleven-year-old Ludo is in search of a father. Raised singlehandedly by his mother Sibylla, Ludo’s been reading Greek, Arabic, Japanese and a little Hebrew since the age of four; but reading Homer in the original whilst riding the Circle Line on the London Underground isn’t enough to satisfy the boy’s boundless curiosity. Is he a genius? A real-life child prodigy? He’s grown up watching Seven Samurai on a hypnotising loop – his mother’s strategy to give him not one but seven male role models. And yet Ludo remains obsessed with the one thing his mother refuses to tell him: his real father’s name. Let loose on London, Ludo sets out on a secret quest to find the last samurai – the father he never knew.

  • Publisher: Vintage Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781784707965
  • Number of pages: 496
  • Weight: 340g
  • Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 34 mm

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NetGalley Member Review The Last Samurai by Helen DeWitt Pub Date: 15 Mar 2018 Review by Sam W, Reviewer Last updated on 08 Mar 2018 I Recommend This Bo... READ MORE
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A Unique and Intense Mother and Son Adventure
The Last Samurai is a book where you’re never quite sure where you’re going next and at what speed, you just realise it’s going to be unconventional. To ma... READ MORE
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