Territory of Light

Territory of Light

Summary

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Territory of Light by Yuko Tsushima, read by Rina Takasaki.

Territory of Light is the radiant story of a young woman, living alone in Tokyo with her two-year-old daughter. Its twelve chapters follow the first year of the narrator's separation from her husband. The novel is full of light, sometimes comforting and sometimes dangerous: sunlight streaming through windows, dappled light in the park, distant fireworks, dazzling floodwater, de-saturated streetlamps and mysterious explosions. The delicate prose is beautifully patterned: the cumulative effect is disarmingly powerful and bright after-images remain in your mind for a long time afterwards.

Reviews

  • Spiky, atmospheric and intimate, filled with moments of strangeness that linger in the mind
    The Spectator

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Yuko Tsushima

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