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The North Light

Hideo Yokoyama

Translated from the Japanese by Louise Heal Kawai

Minoru 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.

  • Classification : GENERAL & LITERARY FICTION
  • Pub Date : OCT 12, 2023
  • Imprint : Riverrun
  • Page Extent : 416
  • Binding : TPB
  • ISBN : 9781529411140
  • Price : INR 999
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Hideo Yokoyama

Hideo Yokoyama (Author)
Born in 1957, Hideo Yokoyama worked for twelve years as an investigative reporter with a regional newspaper north of Tokyo, before becoming one of Japan's most acclaimed fiction writers. The North Light is his fourth novel to be translated into the English language. His first, Six Four, was a Sunday Times bestseller in hardback and paperback, became the first Japanese novel to be shortlisted for the CWA International Dagger, was named in the Crime and Thrillers of 2016 roundups in each of the Guardian, Telegraph, Financial Times and Glasgow Herald, and has since been translated into thirteen languages worldwide.

Louise Heal Kawai (Translator)
Louise Heal Kawai is from Manchester in the UK, and holds an MA in Advanced Japanese Studies from the University of Sheffield. She has lived in Japan for over twenty years, and been a literary translator for the past ten. Her Japanese translations include Seicho Matsumoto's murder mystery, A Quiet Place, and Mieko Kawakami's Ms Ice Sandwich.

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