• "Hitomi Kanehara is one of international fiction's most startling new voices... her anatomisation of a disturbed mind renders every description unique... this autofiction is the most elegant postmodern escape act by a contemporary novelist yet"

  • "Kanehara is an instant star"

    International Herald Tribune
  • "Kanehara is the real thing. Her prose is lean, and her characterisation convincing"

  • "Kanehara is a new voice who owes nothing to anyone and reinvents the novel afresh"

    Matt Thorne
  • "Hitomi Kanehara has a confidence in her writing that belies her years...Autofiction is a harsh but touching tale, and it is utterly impossible to put down - there's no escaping the fact that, even in translation, Kanehara's gritty and honest prose will get under your skin"

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