Richard Lloyd Parry

Ghosts of the Tsunami

Ghosts of the Tsunami

Death and Life in Japan

Summary


‘A remarkable and deeply moving book’ Henry Marsh, bestselling author of Do No Harm

‘A breathtaking, extraordinary work of non-fiction’ Times Literary Supplement

On 11 March 2011, a massive earthquake sent a 120-foot-high tsunami smashing into the coast of north-east Japan. It was Japan’s greatest single loss of life since the atomic bombing of Nagasaki.

Richard Lloyd Parry, an award-winning foreign correspondent, lived through the earthquake in Tokyo, and spent six years reporting from the epicentre. Learning about the lives of those affected through their own personal accounts, he paints a rich picture of the impact the tsunami had on day to day Japanese life.

Heart-breaking and hopeful, this intimate account of a tragedy unveils the unique nuances of Japanese culture, the tsunami’s impact on Japan’s stunning and majestic landscape and the psychology of its people.

Ghosts of the Tsunami is an award-winning classic of literary non-fiction. It tells the moving, evocative story of how a nation faced an unimaginable catastrophe and rebuilt to look towards the future.

**WINNER OF THE RATHBONES FOLIO PRIZE**

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