Faber Members get 10% off first order

Amrita

Banana Yoshimoto

Amrita by Banana Yoshimoto: ‘Pathos, nostalgia, the sense of exquisite sadness at the fleetingness of life are key elements of beauty in Japanese aesthetics, and all are themes central to Yoshimoto’s books.’ (The Times)

3 in stock

£9.99
Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571193745
Date Published
03.09.2001
Delivery
All orders are sent via Royal Mail and are tracked: choose from standard or premium delivery.
Summary

A celebrated actress who has died in mysterious and shocking circumstances leaves behind an unconventional extended family that includes an older sister, a woman in her twenties through whose eyes the story unfolds; a young brother who possesses mystical powers; and a fiancé who is writing a novel with uncanny parallels to his own story.

‘Her novels can have the effect of addictive drugs . . . Pathos, nostalgia, the sense of exquisite sadness at the fleetingness of life are key elements of beauty in Japanese aesthetics, and all are themes central to Yoshimoto’s books.’ The Times

BananaYoshimoto

Banana Yoshimoto was born in 1964. She is the author of Kitchen, N.P., Lizard, Amrita, Asleep and Goodbye Tsugumi. Her writing has won numerous prizes around the world.

Read more
BananaYoshimoto