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Sayaka Murata author Ginny Tapley Takemori translator


Publisher:Granta Books

Published:1st Jul '21

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Earthlings cover

Mind blowing, dark and wild, the new novel from Sayaka Murata - author of bestseller Convenience Store Woman - asks: how far would you go just to be yourself?

A darkly wild novel from the multi-million-copy bestselling author of Convenience Store Woman How far would you go just to be yourself? As a child, Natsuki believed she was an alien, a different species to her earthling family and classmates. She hoped a spaceship would come down and take her home. Now, she lives quietly in an asexual marriage, pretending to be normal. But the buried horrors of Natsuki's past are pursuing her. As she flees the suburbs for the Nagano mountains and a reunion with her beloved cousin Yuu, she wonders, what will it take to escape the earthlings? 'Intimate, deadpan, and unflinchingly unhinged' Wired

I loved this book! It easily converted me to being an alien. A radical, hilarious, heartbreaking look at the crap we have all internalized in order to fit in and survive -- Elif Batuman
A firecracker of a book...the story skates along the top of all this darkness, and shimmers with a deadpan wit. I loved it * Five Books *

ISBN: 9781783785698

Dimensions: 198mm x 129mm x 15mm

Weight: 183g

256 pages