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This is Amiko, Do You Copy?

Natsuko Imamura Hitomi Yoshio



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Pushkin Press
30 April 2024
An astonishing and moving novella about a misunderstood young girl, from the author of The Woman in the Purple Skirt - part of Pushkin's second Japanese Novella seriesOther people don't seem to understand Amiko. Whether eating curry rice with her hands at school or peeking through the sliding doors at her mother's calligraphy class, her curious, exuberant nature often results in confusion. When her mother falls into a depression and her brother begins spending all his time with a motorcycle gang, Amiko is left increasingly alone to navigate a world where she doesn't quite fit.

Subtle and moving, This is Amiko is a tender portrait of childhood through the eyes of a unique, irrepressible young girl.
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Imprint:   Pushkin Press
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 129mm, 
ISBN:   9781782279792
ISBN 10:   1782279792
Pages:   128
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Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Natsuko Imamura was born in Hiroshima Prefecture. She has won the Osamu Dazai Prize, the Yukio Mishima Prize and the Akutagawa Prize for her fiction, which in addition to This is Amiko includes The Woman in the Purple Skirt. She lives in Osaka with her husband and daughter.

Reviews for This is Amiko, Do You Copy?

Imamura definitely has a rare talent for depicting people who are a little out of the ordinary -- Yoko Ogawa, author of 'The Memory Police'

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