Ghosts of the Tsunami

Ghosts of the Tsunami

Paperback (17 May 2018) | English

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Synopsis

'A remarkable and deeply moving book' Henry Marsh, bestselling author of Do No Harm

'A breathtaking, extraordinary work of non-fiction' Times Literary Supplement

On 11 March 2011, a massive earthquake sent a 120-foot-high tsunami smashing into the coast of north-east Japan. It was Japan's greatest single loss of life since the atomic bombing of Nagasaki.

Richard Lloyd Parry, an award-winning foreign correspondent, lived through the earthquake in Tokyo, and spent six years reporting from the epicentre. Learning about the lives of those affected through their own personal accounts, he paints a rich picture of the impact the tsunami had on day to day Japanese life.

Heart-breaking and hopeful, this intimate account of a tragedy unveils the unique nuances of Japanese culture, the tsunami's impact on Japan's stunning and majestic landscape and the psychology of its people.

Ghosts of the Tsunami is an award-winning classic of literary non-fiction. It tells the moving, evocative story of how a nation faced an unimaginable catastrophe and rebuilt to look towards the future.

**WINNER OF THE RATHBONES FOLIO PRIZE**

About the Publisher

Vintage

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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: 9781784704889
Publisher: Random House
Imprint: Vintage
Pub date:
DEWEY: 363.34940952090512
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 276
Weight: 246g
Height: 128mm
Width: 196mm
Spine width: 22mm