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The Pine Islands

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192 pages
English
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Cover TextCategory : Fiction
AN INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER
SHORTLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER INTERNATIONAL PRIZE 2019
When Gilbert Silvester wakes one day from a dream that his wife has cheated on him, he flees - immediately, irrationally, inexplicably - for Japan.
In Tokyo he discovers the travel writings of the great Japanese poet Basho. Suddenly, from Gilbert's directionless crisis there emerges a purpose: a pilgrimage in the footsteps of the poet to see the moon rise over the pine islands of Matsushima.
Along the way he falls into step with another pilgrim: Yosa, a young Japanese student clutching a copy of The Complete Manual of Suicide. Together, Gilbert and Yosa travel across Basho's disappearing Japan, one in search of his perfect ending and the other a new beginning.
Serene, playful and profound, The Pine Islands is a story of the transformations we seek and the ones we find along the way.
SummarySHORTLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER INTERNATIONAL PRIZE 2019AN INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLERWhen Gilbert wakes one day from a dream that his wife has cheated on him, he flees - immediately and inexplicably - for Tokyo, where he meets a fellow lost soul: Yosa, a young Japanese student clutching a copy of The Complete Manual of Suicide. Together, Gilbert and Yosa set off on a pilgrimage to see the pine islands of Matsushima, one looking for the perfect end to his life, the other for a fresh start. Playful and profound, The Pine Islands is a beautiful tale of friendship, transformation and acceptance in modern Japan.
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ISBN/GTIN978-1-78816-091-9
Product TypeBook
BindingHardcover
Publishing year2019
Publishing date21/03/2019
First Day of Sale21/03/2019
Pages192 pages
LanguageEnglish
SizeWidth 134 mm, Height 205 mm, Thickness 24 mm
Weight304 g
Article no.38159145
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PrefaceSHORTLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER INTERNATIONAL PRIZE 2019 - a charming, playful, profound tale of lost souls in search of transformation in modern Japan

Author

Marion Poschmann was born in Essen in 1969. A prize-winning poet and novelist, she has won both of Germany's premier poetry prizes, has been shortlisted for the German Book Prize on three occasions and won the 2013 Wilhelm Raabe Literature Prize.