Amrita

Amrita

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Description

A celebrated actress who has died in mysterious and shocking circumstances leaves behind an unconventional extended family that includes an older sister, a woman in her twenties through whose eyes the story unfolds; a young brother who possesses mystical powers; and a fiance who is writing a novel with uncanny parallels to his own story.

'Her novels can have the effect of addictive drugs . . . Pathos, nostalgia, the sense of exquisite sadness at the fleetingness of life are key elements of beauty in Japanese aesthetics, and all are themes central to Yoshimoto's books.' The Times
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Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 125 x 197 x 23mm | 295g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Main
  • 0571193749
  • 9780571193745
  • 72,619

About Banana Yoshimoto

Banana Yoshimoto was born in 1964. She is the author of Kitchen, N.P., Lizard, Amrita, Asleep and Goodbye Tsugumi. Her writing has won numerous prizes around the world.
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Rating details

5,244 ratings
3.62 out of 5 stars
5 22% (1,134)
4 35% (1,819)
3 30% (1,591)
2 10% (548)
1 3% (152)
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