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The Last Children of Tokyo

Yoko Tawada

Translated by Margaret Mitsutani

‘Encountering a real animal – not just its name – would have set Mumei’s heart on fire.’ Translated from the Japanese by Margaret Mitsutani.

Yoko Tawada

Yoko Tawada lives in Berlin and is the author of several novels, poems, plays and essays in both Japanese and German. She is the author of the story collections Where Europe Begins and Facing the Bridge, as well as the novels The Naked Eye, The Bridegroom Was a Dog, Memoirs of a Polar Bear and The Emissary. Her next novel is forthcoming in the UK as Spontaneous Acts and in the US as Paul Celan and the Trans-Tibetan Angel, in 2024.

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Translated by Margaret Mitsutani

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