The Last Samurai

Part of the Five Foot Bookshelf

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Publisher's Synopsis

Part of the Blackwell's Five Foot Bookshelf.
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'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.

About the Publisher

Vintage

Vintage

Vintage is a highly respected paperback publisher of contemporary fiction and non-fiction, publishing writers like Philip Roth, Martin Amis and Toni Morrison. There are many Booker and Nobel Prize-winning authors on the Vintage list such as Kingsley Amis, A S Byatt, J M Coetzee, Ismail Kadare, Ian McEwan, Salman Rushdie, Anne Enright, Iris Murdoch, Roddy Doyle and Ben Okri, to name a few.

Book information

ISBN: 9781784707965
Publisher: Random House
Imprint: Vintage
Pub date:
Edition: Part of the Five Foot Bookshelf
DEWEY: 813.6
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 30532
Number of pages: 489
Weight: 348g
Height: 199mm
Width: 134mm
Spine width: 31mm