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Slow Boat

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ISBN-10: 178227328X

ISBN-13: 9781782273288

Edition: 2017

Authors: Hideo Furukawa, David Boyd

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A startling novella from the heir to Haruki Murakami and Gabriel Garc#65533;a M#65533;rquez. Boku has an uneasy preoccupation with dreams - and with making and losing lovers. And when he first runs away from Tokyo, his dreams and his reality gradually start to shift and overlap. This is a story of three failed escapes - and the loss of three girlfriends in the process. The first girlfriend is taken away, the second runs away, and the third is sent away by Boku himself. A startling tale about the anguished battle to escape oneself, this structurally complex and fascinating novella is both a homage to Haruki Murakami and a stunning piece of magical realism.
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Book details

List price: $18.95
Copyright year: 2017
Publisher: Steerforth Press
Publication date: 6/6/2017
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 129
Size: 5.10" wide x 7.77" long x 0.40" tall
Weight: 0.264
Language: English

Hideo Furukawa was born in 1966. After working as an editor, freelance writer, and stage director, he made his debut in 1998 with 13 (Thirteen). In 2002, he won the Mystery Writers of Japan Prize and the Japan Science Fiction Award for Arabia no yoru no shuzoku (The Arabian nightbreeds), a fantasy novel set in 13th-century Egypt. His other major novels include SOUNDTRACK and the Mishima Prize-winner Love.

Born in 1924, David was one of five children to husband and wife potters Merric and Dorris Boyd. Elder brothers Arthur and Guy and younger sisters Lucy and Mary all carried on the family's talented and artistic traditions, as painters, potters, sculptors, ceramic artists and photographers. (Mary's husbands were also artists, first John Perceval and then Sidney Nolan.) David began his professional career receiving instruction in music before turning to pottery and collaborating with his wife, Hermia in a partnership that was to receive international acclaim and influence the development of ceramic art in Australia. His painting career commenced when he created a series on the Australian…