Heaven

Mieko Kawakami

Format: Paperback / softback

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

Published: 10th Jun '21

£14.99

From the bestselling author of Breasts and Eggs and international literary sensation Mieko Kawakami, comes a sharp and illuminating novel about a teenage boy subjected to relentless bullying.

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Description

‘Mieko Kawakami is a genius’ – Naoise Dolan, author of Exciting TimesFrom 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.In Heaven, a fourteen-year old boy is tormented for having a lazy eye. Instead of resisting, he chooses to suffer in silence. The only person who understands what he is going through is a female classmate, Kojima, who experiences similar treatment at the hands of her bullies. Providing each other with immeasurable consolation at a time in their lives when they need it most, the two young friends grow closer than ever. But what, ultimately, is the nature of a friendship when your shared bond is terror?Unflinching yet tender, sharply observed, intimate and multi-layered, this simple yet profound novel stands as yet another dazzling testament to Mieko Kawakami’s uncontainable talent. There can be little doubt that it has cemented her reputation as one of the most important young authors at work today.’An expertly told, deeply unsettling tale of adolescent violence’ – VogueTranslated from the Japanese by David Boyd and Sam Bett.

Additional information

Weight 0.194 kg
Dimensions 17 × 138 × 217 mm
Page Count 176