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    • ISBN:9781848948242
    • Publication date:23 Jul 2009

One Morning Like a Bird

By Andrew Miller

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Set in Japan in the run-up to Pearl Harbour, the mesmerising tale of a young man forced to make life-changing decisions, by one of the most highly acclaimed British writers

Tokyo, 1940. While Japan's war against China escalates, young Yuji Takano clings to his cocooned life: his beloved evenings of French conversation at Monsieur Feneon's, visits to the bathhouse with friends, his books, his poetry.

But conscription looms and the mood turns against foreigners, just when Yuji gets entangled with Feneon's daughter. As the nation heads towards conflict with the Allies, Yuji must decide where his duty - and his heart - lie.

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  • ISBN: 9780340825150
  • Publication date: 23 Jul 2009
  • Page count: 384
  • Imprint: Sceptre
A revelatory perspective on an Eastern city in the second world war ... The prose is as delicate as a Japanese print — Sunday Times
A revelatory perspective on an Eastern city in the second world war ... The prose is as delicate as a Japanese print — Sunday Times
Miller's Japanese characters are densely believable, and his recreation of their world is a real achievement — Guardian
Miller's Japanese characters are densely believable, and his recreation of their world is a real achievement — Guardian
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