Heaven: Mieko Kawakami

£14.99

Release date: June 10th 2021

Kawakami’s last novel, Breasts And Eggs, was one of our books of 2020, so we are particularly excited to see what juicy delights are contained in this newly-translated novella from 2014.

**Please note this is the standard unsigned edition**

Available for click and collect and UK delivery.

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Description

Paperback, 192 pages

‘Mieko Kawakami is always ceaselessly growing and evolving’ – Haruki Murakami

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. Hailed as a bold foray into new literary territory, Kawakami’s novel is told in the voice of a fourteen-year-old student subjected to relentless torment for having a lazy eye. Instead of resisting, the boy suffers in complete resignation.

The only person who understands what he is going through is a female classmate who suffers similar treatment at the hands of her tormenters. The young friends meet in secret in the hopes of avoiding any further attention and take solace in each other’s company, completely unaware that their relationship has not gone unnoticed by their bullies . .

. Kawakami’s simple yet profound new work stands as a dazzling testament to her literary talent. Here, she asks us to question the fate of the meek in a society that favours the strong, and the lengths that even children will go in their learned cruelty.

There can be little doubt that it has cemented her reputation as one of the most important young authors working to expand the boundaries of contemporary Japanese literature.

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