Death of a Salaryman

Death of a Salaryman


Kenji Yamada has a critical wife, a hated mother-in-law and what he thinks is a job for life until his fortieth birthday teaches him otherwise. Initially too embarassed to tell his family that he has been fired, Kenji first befriends a travelling salesman with a passion for Elvis before taking up gambling, but his wife's outrage soon brings an end to this and sends him on a roller-coaster of misadventures.

Via a bizarre chain of happenstance - including being struck by lightning while wielding a golf club - Kenji somehow finds himself responsible for a weirdly believable game show...

Fiona Campbell's novel is a sparkling debut with graphic-novel sharpness, humour and poignancy.


  • This is an absolutely brilliant first novel
    Kate Saunders, The Times

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Fiona Campbell

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