The Pine Islands (Hardback)

Marion Poschmann

Shortlisted for The Man Booker International Prize 2019 - a charming, playful, profound tale of lost souls in search of transformation in modern Japan

SHORTLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER INTERNATIONAL PRIZE 2019

AN INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER

When Gilbert wakes one day from a dream that his wife has cheated on him, he flees - immediately and inexplicably - for Tokyo, where he meets a fellow lost soul: Yosa, a young Japanese student clutching a copy of The Complete Manual of Suicide. Together, Gilbert and Yosa set off on a pilgrimage to see the pine islands of Matsushima, one looking for the perfect end to his life, the other for a fresh start.

Playful and profound, The Pine Islands is a beautiful tale of friendship, transformation and acceptance in modern Japan.

Publication date: 21/03/2019

£12.99

ISBN: 9781788160919

Imprint: Serpent's Tail

Subject: Fiction, World Literature

Translator: Jen Calleja

The Pine Islands (Ebook)

Marion Poschmann

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SHORTLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER INTERNATIONAL PRIZE 2019 - a charming, playful, profound tale of lost souls in search of transformation in modern Japan

SHORTLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER INTERNATIONAL PRIZE 2019

AN INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER

When Gilbert wakes one day from a dream that his wife has cheated on him, he flees - immediately and inexplicably - for Tokyo, where he meets a fellow lost soul: Yosa, a young Japanese student clutching a copy of The Complete Manual of Suicide. Together, Gilbert and Yosa set off on a pilgrimage to see the pine islands of Matsushima, one looking for the perfect end to his life, the other for a fresh start.

Playful and profound, The Pine Islands is a beautiful tale of friendship, transformation and acceptance in modern Japan.

Publication date: 21/03/2019

£9.99

ISBN: 9781782834656

Imprint: Serpent's Tail

Subject: Fiction, World Literature

Translator: Jen Calleja

The Pine Islands (Paperback)

Marion Poschmann

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Shortlisted for The Man Booker International Prize 2019 - a charming, playful, profound tale of lost souls in search of transformation in modern Japan

Publication date: 09/04/2020

£8.99

ISBN: 9781788160926

Imprint: Serpent's Tail

Subject: Fiction, World Literature

Translator: Jen Calleja

Marion Poschmann

Marion Poschmann

Marion Poschmann was born in Essen in 1969. A prize-winning poet and novelist, she has won both of Germany's premier poetry prizes, has been twice shortlisted for the German Book Prize and won the 2013 Wilhelm Raabe Literature Prize.