Yoshimura, Akira Shipwrecks

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Shipwrecks

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Living in a remote, desperately poor fishing village in medieval Japan, nine-year-old Isaku becomes the head of the family in his father's absence and, with the villagers, makes a living from luring merchant ships onto the rocky shoals, slaughtering their crews, and looting the cargo.

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"Exquisitely paced" (Sunday Times)

"Haunting" (Guardian)

"A haunting and beautifully rendered tale of enduring optimism" (Herald)

"Has all the turbulent power of the sea" (Scotsman)

"Set against [a] tapestry of near-nihilistic misery, Yoshimura's chiaroscuro touches of hope and love hint at something more profound" (Times Literary Supplement)

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An evocative historical novel with a sting in the tail, Shipwrecks is a powerful and deeply moving Japanese classic, introduced by David Mitchell

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