book cover of The Boy in the Earth
Added by 1 of our members

The Boy in the Earth

(2017)
A novel by

 
 
Fuminori Nakamura's Akutagawa Prize-winner plunges us into the depths of a young man's winding, troubled psyche. An unnamed taxi driver in Tokyo has experienced a rupture in his everyday life. He cannot stop daydreaming of suicide, envisioning himself returning to the earth in what soon become terrifying blackout episodes. His live-in girlfriend, Sayuko, is in a similarly bad phase, surrendering to alcoholism to escape the memory of her miscarriage. He meets with the director of the orphanage where he once lived, and must confront awful memories of his past and an abusive family before determining what to do next.

Genre: Mystery

Similar books by other authors

thumb
Nights of Awe
(Ariel Kafka Mysteries, book 1)
Harri Nykänen

Used availability for Fuminori Nakamura's The Boy in the Earth

Hardback Editions

April 2017 : USA Hardback
thumb

Title: The Boy in the Earth
Author(s): Fuminori Nakamura
ISBN: 1-61695-594-5 / 978-1-61695-594-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Soho Crime
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

April 2018 : USA Paperback
thumb

Title: The Boy in the Earth
Author(s): Fuminori Nakamura
ISBN: 1-61695-895-2 / 978-1-61695-895-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Soho Crime
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

May 2017 : USA Audio CD
thumb

Title: The Boy in the Earth
Author(s): Fuminori Nakamura
ISBN: 1-66445-878-6 / 978-1-66445-878-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books, Inc. and Blackstone Publishing
Availability: Amazon   


April 2017 : USA Audio edition
thumb

Title: The Boy in the Earth
Author(s): Fuminori Nakamura
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon   


April 2017 : Australia Audio edition
thumb

Title: The Boy in the Earth
Author(s): Fuminori Nakamura
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon AU   


April 2017 : Canada Audio edition
thumb

Title: The Boy in the Earth
Author(s): Fuminori Nakamura
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon CA   


April 2017 : UK Audio edition
thumb

Title: The Boy in the Earth
Author(s): Fuminori Nakamura
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

April 2017 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
thumb

Title: The Boy in the Earth
Author(s): Fuminori Nakamura
Publisher: Soho Crime
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU