Patient X

Patient X

The Case-Book of Ryunosuke Akutagawa

by David Peace

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 07/02/2019

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Extraordinary, standalone novel from the legendary David Peace, about one of Japan's greatest ever writers.

Ryuosuke Akutagawa was one of Japan's great writers. He lived through Japan's turbulent Taisho period, including the devastating 1923 earthquake, only to take his own life at the age of just thirty-five in 1927.

Inpsired by Akutagawa's stories, essays and letters, David Peace has fashioned an extraordinary novel of tales. An intense, passionate, haunting paean to one writer, it also thrillingly explores the act of writing itself, and the role of the artist, both in public and private life, in times which darkly mirror our own.

ISBN:
9780571333646
9780571333646
Category:
Contemporary fiction
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
07-02-2019
Publisher:
Faber & Faber
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
336
Dimensions (mm):
198x129x20mm
Weight:
0.27kg
David Peace

David Peace - named in 2003 as one of Granta's Best of Young British Novelists - was born and brought up in Yorkshire.

He is the author of the Red Riding Quartet (Nineteen Seventy Four, Nineteen Seventy Seven, Nineteen Eighty, and Nineteen Eighty Three), GB84, which was awarded the James Tait Black Memorial Prize, The Damned Utd, and Red or Dead, which was shortlisted for the Goldsmiths Prize.

The final part of his Tokyo Trilogy - to follow Tokyo Year Zero and Occupied City - will publish in 2019. Patient X is his tenth novel. He lives in Tokyo.

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