Territory Of Light

Yuko Tsushima

£8.99

It is Spring. A young woman, left by her husband, starts a new life in a Tokyo apartment. ‘Territory of Light’ follows her over the course of a year, as she struggles to bring up her two-year-old daughter alone. Her new home is filled with light, streaming through the windows, so bright you have to squint, but she finds herself plummeting deeper into darkness; becoming unstable, untethered. As the months come and go, and the seasons turn, she must confront what she has lost and what she will become.

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‘Wonderfully poetic … extraordinary freshness … a Virginia Woolf quality’ Margaret Drabble

Territory of Light is the radiant story of a young woman, living alone in Tokyo with her two-year-old daughter. Its twelve chapters follow the first year of the narrator’s separation from her husband. The novel is full of light, sometimes comforting and sometimes dangerous: sunlight streaming through windows, dappled light in the park, distant fireworks, dazzling floodwater, de-saturated streetlamps and mysterious explosions. The delicate prose is beautifully patterned: the cumulative effect is disarmingly powerful and bright after-images remain in your mind for a long time.

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Weight0.1 kg
Dimensions19.8 × 12.9 × 0.7 cm
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