Marion Poschmann’s serene, playful, profoundly moving story of the transformations we seek and the ones we find along the way. Translated by Jen Calleja.
Gilbert Silvester, a lecturer on beard fashions in film, wakes one day from a dream that his wife has cheated on him. In response he flees - immediately, irrationally, inexplicably - to Japan. In Tokyo, he discovers the travel writings of the great Japanese poet Basho. Suddenly, from Gilbert’s directionless crisis there emerges a purpose: a pilgrimage in the footsteps of the poet to see the moon rise over the pine islands of Matsushima. A new beginning to give meaning to his ruptured life.
About the AuthorMarion Poschmann was born in Essen, Germany, in December 1969.
About the TranslatorJen Calleja was born in Shoreham-by-Sea, UK, in December 1986.