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Atsuhiro Yoshida

Goodnight Tokyo

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Atsuhiro Yoshida

Goodnight Tokyo

2024, pp. 176, Paperback
ISBN: 9781787705128
Translated by: Haydn Trowell
Region: Japan
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The book

A symphony of interconnected lives and a reflection on isolation and intimacy set in Tokyo.

Matsui is the driver of a taxi the colour of the night sky. Every night between the hours of 1 am and 4.30 am, Matsui guides his taxi around the streets of Tokyo, collecting passengers and their stories.

Seen through the eyes of a cast of colourful characters, Goodnight Tokyo takes the reader on an intimate journey around Tokyo after dark, when Tokyo’s eccentrics and insomniacs emerge, and a small grain of madness begins to germinate in the city’s night air. Confessions of intimacy and loneliness merge with the surreal: the funeral of an old telephone, the flea-market in which objects are bartered for that don’t actually exist.

Told over a number of nights - and punctuated by Matsui’s dawn arrival at his favourite canteen for a plate of their famous ham and eggs –Atsuhiro Yoshida weaves a web of stories that prove to be intimately cand compellingly connected.

The author

Atsuhiro Yoshida
Born in Tokyo in 1962, Atsuhiro Yoshida is an award-winning book designer and renowned author of over forty books. Also translated into French, German, and Italian, Goodnight Tokyo is Yoshida's English-language debut

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