`Yet again, the extraordinary Japanese writer Yoko Ogawa casts her spell in this gentle tale of mesmerising pathos' --Irish Times
`Ogawa left this reader moved and with his faith in the potential goodness of humans reaffirmed'. --The Times
`This is a marvellous book...I felt a real sense of loss on reaching the end.'
`a charming, slight and well-told story.' --The Times
'Ogawa's brilliance lies ... in taking such an apparently stiff framework and bending it into a work of warmth and beauty'
`fable-like... poetic descriptions'
`it is so funny and sharp'
'This hilarious romp through modern culture by the Guardian columnist highlights the bizarre reach of hollow fame these days... Shudder-inducingly funny'
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