The no. 1 Japanese bestseller and Guardian 2021 highlight
A surge of Japanese women are redefining their nation's literature * VOGUE * Strange and beautiful. Imagine the offspring of The Wind-up Bird Chronicle with The Virgin Suicides * GUARDIAN * A moving, reflective and surprising novel... anyone who has ever struggled with feeling isolated, had difficulties at school, or had mental health struggles, will find this novel to be a cleansing balm. * CULTUREFLY * Neat twists and a genuinely affecting denouement. A story of empathy, collaboration and sharing truths, this is 'a modern, all-ages fairy tale' that should appeal to fans of Neil Gaiman and Studio Ghibli animations * FINANCIAL TIMES * There's a warmth to her writing, and Tsujimura has a mature ability to allow the story to speak for itself without narrative * JAPAN TIMES * An original and tender blend of social commentary and magical realism * THE JAPAN SOCIETY REVIEW *
MIZUKI TSUJIMURA lives in Tokyo and is the much-loved author of bestselling mystery and puzzlebox novels. THE GO-BETWEEN is a bestselling reader favourite, which highlights the importance of loyalty and doing the right thing. Its sequel, HOW TO KEEP SOMEONE IN YOUR HEART, is equally popular. She is also the author of the groundbreaking novel LONELY CASTLE IN THE MIRROR which also blends fantasy with highly topical themes of emotional wellbeing and friendship. Tsujimura has won both the Japan Booksellers' Award and the Naoki prize for her work. Rights have sold across the world. She lives in Japan.