The Last Samurai

The Last Samurai

Paperback (15 Mar 2018) | English

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Synopsis

'Fiercely intelligent, very funny and unlike anything else I've ever read' MARK HADDON
'Original...witty...playful…a wonderfully funny book' JAMES WOOD
'A triumph - a genuinely new story, a genuinely new form' A. S. BYATT

Eleven-year-old Ludo is in search of a father. Raised singlehandedly by his mother Sibylla, Ludo's been reading Greek, Arabic, Japanese and a little Hebrew since the age of four; but reading Homer in the original whilst riding the Circle Line on the London Underground isn't enough to satisfy the boy's boundless curiosity. Is he a genius? A real-life child prodigy? He's grown up watching Seven Samurai on a hypnotising loop - his mother's strategy to give him not one but seven male role models. And yet Ludo remains obsessed with the one thing his mother refuses to tell him: his real father's name. Let loose on London, Ludo sets out on a secret quest to find the last samurai - the father he never knew.

Book information

ISBN: 9781784707965
Publisher: Random House
Imprint: Vintage Books
Pub date:
DEWEY: 813.6
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 489
Weight: 392g
Height: 199mm
Width: 134mm
Spine width: 31mm