Paperback Heaven / Mieko Kawakami ; translated from the Japanese by Sam Bett and David Boyd.
Publication year: 2022
Publisher: London : Picador,
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9781509898251 (pbk.) :
This translation originally published: New York: Europa Editions, 2021.
Told through the eyes of a 14-year-old boy subjected to relentless bullying, this is a haunting novel of the threat of violence that can stalk our teenage years. Instead of putting up resistance, the boy suffers in complete resignation. His sole ally is a girl classmate similarly outcast and similarly preyed upon by the bullies of the school. They meet in secret in the hopes of avoiding any further attention and take solace in each other's company, completely unaware that their relationship has not gone unnoticed by their tormentors.
176 pages ; 20 cm