How Kyoto Breaks Your Heart

Florentyna Leow author

Format: Paperback

Publisher: The Emma Press

Published: 23rd Feb '23



Available to order, but very limited on stock. If we have issues obtaining a copy, we will let you know..

An essay collection/memoir about a young woman moving to Kyoto and experiencing an intense friendship.

'I would let Leow's writing take me anywhere, but in these pages Kyoto transpires to be a particularly meaningful and enchanted destination for her to transport her reader. Friendship, food, language, tour-guiding, and all the myriad kinds of love-whatever she's addressing in the moment, her fragrant, juice-filled prose is coated in a crispy-soft casing of wisdom, self awareness and compassion.' - Polly Barton, author of Fifty Sounds; "The book does not gush about Japan, which I appreciate, nor does it tear it down. She never holds back when it comes to her own emotions. But when it comes to the outside world in which she positions herself as an onlooker, she is generous, funny, blunt as she needs to be, mindful of where she stands. The persimmon tree. Just read how she writes about the persimmon tree. You will fall in love." - Yuki Tejima, @booknerdtokyo; 'Leow's collection is a beautifully written exploration of friendship, making a city your home and heartbreak through food writing, travel, cultural and social explorations and elements of memoir. It should be too much for such a slim volume, but it works perfectly.' - Sophie for Books, Burgers and Backpacks; 'Leow has a way with words that carried me into each moment so evocatively that I devoured this short novel in one session: there is a lyricism to every description she delivers...The writing is beautiful, the language evocative and the experience of reading this one to remember. I definitely recommend getting hold of a copy' - Bookaholic Bex; 'It took approximately one sentence for me to know this was going to be one of my favourite books of this year. Leow's storytelling is simply exquisite and I could envision the settings and moment so vividly in my mind that I barely wanted to put the book down to write this. It's a book that I want to both devour immediately but also savour slowly to try and appreciate the work Leow has put into it' - Rhi, @thewordslikedust

ISBN: 9781915628008

Dimensions: 198mm x 129mm x 8mm

Weight: unknown

152 pages