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Slow Boat

Furukawa, Hideo, Boyd, David
Format: Paperback
Publisher: PUSHKIN PRESS
Published: March 30, 2017
ISBN: 9781782273288
128 pages

£7.99

A startling novella from the heir to Haruki Murakami and Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Trapped in Tokyo, left behind by a series of girlfriends, the narrator of Slow Boat sizes up his situation. His missteps, his violent rebellions, his tiny victories. But he is not a passive loser, content to accept all that fate hands him.

He attempts one last escape to the edges of the city, holding the only safety net he has known – his dreams. Filled with lyrical longing and humour, Slow Boat captures perfectly the urge to get away and the necessity of finding yourself in a world which might never even be looking for you.

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