Idol, Burning

Rin Usami

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Canongate Books


A bestselling and award-winning Japanese phenomenon – about obsession, pop culture and fandom. Winner of the 2020 Akutagawa Prize and 500,000 copies sold!

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SKU: 9781838856120



THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLERWINNER OF THE 2020 AKUTAGAWA PRIZE’My oshi was on fire. Word was he’d punched a fan’High-school student Akari has only one passion in her life: her oshi, her idol. His name is Masaki Ueno, best known as one-fifth of Japanese pop group Maza Maza. Akari’s dedication to her oshi consumes her days completely. She keeps a blog entirely devoted to him, religiously chronicling and analysing all his events. He is the spine of her life; she cannot survive without him. When Masaki is rumoured to have assaulted a female fan, facing waves of social media backlash, Akari’s world falls apart.Offering a vivid insight into otaku culture and adolescence, Idol, Burning is a brilliantly gripping story of obsession, coming of age and the addictive, relentless nature of fandom culture.

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Weight 147 kg
Dimensions 214 × 135 × 10 mm
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