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Book Announcement: From The Fatherland, With Love by Ryu Murakami

The ‘other’ Murakami – major new novel coming in May!

From the Fatherland With LoveWhile British readers will have to wait until at least 2014 for Haruki Murakami’s new book, Pushkin Press are thrilled to announce the publication of RYU Murakami’s major new novel From the Fatherland, with Love. You may not have heard of ‘the other Murakami’, but he deserves the huge acclaim he already commands in Japan. 

From the Fatherland, with Love (May 2013) is an explosively controversial thriller set in an imagined present where Japan’s economy has collapsed and the country is under deadly attack from North Korea. Murakami interviewed North Korean refugees to help inspire this ambitious, incendiary novel, which draws the reader into the notoriously secretive workings of that tyrannical nation. With North Korea having just carried out its third nuclear test, From the Fatherland, with Love is terrifyingly timely. Shot-through with political satire and dark machinations, this new novel sees Ryu Murakami at his outlandish best.

Ryu Murakami has been described as a Renaissance man for the modern age and as the “Godfather to the dark heart of modern Japanese fiction” by the Guardian. He has written a host of award-winning novels (including most recently In The Miso Soup which won the coveted Yomiuri Prize for Fiction) made several films and even hosted a TV talk show.

To coincide with the release of From the Fatherland, with Love, Pushkin Press is publishing new editions of Murakami’s cult classics, Coin Locker Babies and Sixty-Nine, along with the first UK edition of Popular Hits of the Showa Era.


From the Fatherland, with Love By RYU MURAKAMI

PUBLICATION : 14th May 2013

PRICE : £20, hardback (e-book also available)

ISBN : 9781908968456

Available from Amazon.co.uk

Book review coming soon!

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  1. March 11, 2013 at 11:04 pm

    Have you read anything by Ryu Murakami? I have to say, although I’ve tried reading a number of his books, I really couldn’t get into them. I thought some of them were absolutely awful. I hope this one turns out to be better!


    • March 13, 2013 at 1:43 pm

      No, I’ve not read anything by Ryu Murakami. Sorry to hear you didn’t connect with any of the author’s previous work. The book will be read and reviewed by a regular DJ contributor, so I will be interested to learn what she thinks about it.


  1. June 2, 2013 at 2:06 pm

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