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Hideo Yokoyama & Louise Heal Kawai

ISBN 9781786484611

1985. Kazumasa Yuuki, a seasoned reporter at the North Kanto Times, runs a daily gauntlet against the power struggles and office politics that plague its newsroom. But when an air disaster of unprecedented scale occurs on the paper's doorstep, its staff are united by an unimaginable horror, and a once-in-a-lifetime scoop. 2003.

Seventeen years later, Yuuki remembers the adrenaline-fuelled, emotionally charged seven days that changed his and his colleagues' lives. He does so while making good on a promise he made that fateful week - one that holds the key to its last unsolved mystery, and represents Yuuki's final, unconquered fear.

The Author

Born in 1957, Hideo Yokoyama worked for twelve years as an investigative reporter with a regional newspaper north of Tokyo, before becoming one of Japan's most acclaimed fiction writers. Seventeen is his second novel to be translated into the English language.

Louise Heal Kawai is from Manchester in the UK, and has lived in Japan for over twenty years. Her recent translations include Seicho Matsumoto's murder mystery, A Quiet Place, and Mieko Kawakami's Ms Ice Sandwich.





Reviews, News & Interviews:

Yokoyama possesses that elusive trait of a first-rate novelist: the ability to grab readers' interest and never let go.Washington Post

Addictive.The Times

A binge read. Mark Lawson. Guardian

An education about Japan. David Peace







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