The second novel from David Mitchell, critically-acclaimed author of Ghostwritten and Cloud Atlas, is a mysterious coming-of-age story, set in Japan.

As Eiji Miyake’s twentieth birthday nears, he arrives in Tokyo with a mission - to locate the father he has never met. So begins a search that takes him into the seething city’s underworld, its lost property offices and video arcades, and on a journey that zigzags from reality to the realm of dreams. But until Eiji has fallen in love and exorcised his childhood demons, the belonging he craves will remain, tantalizingly, just beyond his grasp.

Shortlisted
The Booker Prize 2001
Published by
Sceptre
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David Mitchell

David Mitchell

About the Author

In 2018, David Mitchell won the Sunday Times Award for Literary Excellence, given in recognition of a writer’s entire body of work.
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Other nominated books by David Mitchell

The Bone Clocks
Black Swan Green
Cloud Atlas