The North Light

The North Light

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Hardback Published on: 12/10/2023
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The North Light
Perfectly constructed
'Please build a home you would want to live in.' 'Six Four' was a masterpiece of careful plotting, character study and literary skill. I came to this wi... READ MORE
Alan M


A Financial Times Translated Fiction Book of the YearTranslated from the Japanese by Louise Heal KawaiMinoru Aose is an architect whose greatest achievement is to have designed the Yoshino house, a prizewinning and much discussed private residence built in the shadow of Mount Asama. Aose has never been able to replicate this triumph and his career seems to have hit a barrier, while his marriage has failed. He is shocked to learn that the Yoshino House is empty apart from a single chair, stood facing the north light of nearby Mount Asama.How can he live with the rejection of the work he had put his heart and soul into, the dream house he would have loved to own himself? Aose determines that he must discover the truth behind this cruel and inexplicable dismissal of the Yoshino house and in doing so will find out a truth that goes back to the core of who he is. Plotted with the subtlety of his bestselling masterpiece Six Four, The North Light is Yokoyama at his elusive, tantalising and surprising best.

  • Publisher: Quercus Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781529411133
  • Number of pages: 416
  • Weight: 640g
  • Dimensions: 236 x 160 x 38 mm

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The North Light
A series of layered looks into the human character
When you find a writer whose prose is as good as Hideo Yokoyama’s, you want to read everything they have written. I was hooked on this author from the mome... READ MORE
Mary Picken
The North Light
Brilliant. It feels at times a little like a Murakami book in its depth and the way certain themes or motifs flow through the book. The writing is highly e... READ MORE
Desmond Carbery
The North Light
Beautiful Japanese lit fic
Another wonderful novel from another Japanese writer new to me. Aose is an architect, divorced from his wife and trying to keep a connection with his da... READ MORE
The North Light
Mystery set in JAPAN
Minoro Aose was a successful architecht in the Japanese bubble economy, working for a very large and very major firm. He lost his job when the bubble econo... READ MORE