MIZUKI TSUJIMURA is a well-known author of bestselling mystery novels in Japan. Her groundbreaking novel LONELY CASTLE IN THE MIRROR combines Japanese fantasy elements with urgent themes about emotional wellbeing and friendships. It won the highly coveted Japan Booksellers' Award, voted for by booksellers as the book they most like to hand-sell, and the Naoki prize and became an instant no.1 bestseller in Japan, selling over half a million copies. Rights have sold across the world. Tsujimura lives in Tokyo, Japan.
Strange and beautiful. Imagine the offspring of The Wind-up Bird Chronicle with The Virgin Suicides * GUARDIAN * A moving, reflective and surprising novel... anyone who has ever struggled with feeling isolated, had difficulties at school, or had mental health struggles, will find this novel to be a cleansing balm. * CULTUREFLY * Neat twists and a genuinely affecting denouement: this is 'a modern, all-ages fairy tale' that defies the Anglo-dominance of this genre * FINANCIAL TIMES * There's a warmth to her writing, and Tsujimura has a mature ability to allow the story to speak for itself without narrative * JAPAN TIMES *