The Last Children of Tokyo

Yoko Tawada, translated by Margaret Mitsutani
AUD $19.99

For fans of Station Eleven and 1Q84 - In a near-future where the old live almost-forever and children die young, an elderly man fights to keep his beloved great-grandson alive

Yoshiro is hundred years old and counting, and still in the fine health. His great-grandson, Mumei, like all the children of Japan, was born frail and prone to sickness. Day after day, it takes all of Yoshiro's strength to keep Mumei alive.

As hopes for Japan's youngest generation fade, a secretive organisation embarks on an audacious plan to find a cure - might Yoshiro's great-grandson be the key to saving the last children of Tokyo?

Author bio:

Born in Tokyo in 1960, Yoko Tawada moved to Germany in 1982 to study the poetry of Paul Celan. She alternates between writing in Japanese and German and her work has been awarded the most prestigious literary prizes in both countries, including the Akutagawa Prize, the Kleist Prize, the Adelbert von Chamisso Prize, the Tanizaki Prize, and the Goethe Medal. She is the author of stories, poems, plays, essays and novels, including Memoirs of a Polar Bear, for which she won the inaugural Warwick Prize for Women in Translation in 2017.

Category: Fantasy
ISBN: 9781846276729
Publisher: Granta
Imprint: Granta Paperbacks
Pub Date: April 2020
Format: Paperback - B format
Subject: Science fiction