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In Search of a Distant Voice

Taichi Yamada
Translated by Michael Emmerich

The new hauntingly poignant novel from the author of the cult hit Strangers.

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A woman is trying to contact Kasama Tsuneo at a crisis point in his life. But she won’t reveal her identity. Kasama is an immigration officer in Tokyo, struggling to live a ‘normal’ life after an event that happened eight years previously, when he lived in the USA. His arranged marriage is looming, and he’s seized by a strange emotional fit. And then the disembodied voice begins. All Tsuneo can do is desperately chase this woman, and the mystery behind what happened eight years earlier over the sea.


Taichi Yamada worked at the world-renowned Shochiku film studios until he set out on a highly successful career as a freelance scriptwriter and novelist. Winner of the Yamamoto Shugoro Prize for the best human-interest novel, Strangers is his English-language debut.

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