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Territory of Light

(1979)
A novel by

 
 
From one of the most significant contemporary Japanese writers, a haunting, dazzling audiobook of loss and rebirth.

"Yuko Tsushima is one of the most important Japanese writers of her generation." (Foumiko Kometani, The New York Times)

I was puzzled by how I had changed. But I could no longer go back....

It is spring. A young woman, left by her husband, starts a new life in a Tokyo apartment. Territory of Light follows her over the course of a year as she struggles to bring up her two-year-old daughter alone. Her new home is filled with light streaming through the windows, so bright she has to squint, but she finds herself plummeting deeper into darkness, becoming unstable, untethered. As the months come and go and the seasons turn, she must confront what she has lost and what she will become.

At once tender and lacerating, luminous and unsettling, Yuko Tsushima's Territory of Light is an audiobook of abandonment, desire, and transformation. It was originally published in 12 parts in the Japanese literary monthly Gunzo between 1978 and 1979, each chapter marking the months in real time. It won the inaugural Noma Literary Prize.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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February 2019 : USA Hardback
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Title: Territory of Light: A Novel
Author(s): Yuko Tsushima
ISBN: 0-374-27321-9 / 978-0-374-27321-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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February 2020 : USA Paperback
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Title: Territory of Light: A Novel
Author(s): Yuko Tsushima
ISBN: 1-250-25105-2 / 978-1-250-25105-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Picador
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April 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: Territory of Light (Penguin Modern Classics)
Author(s): Yuko Tsushima
ISBN: 0-241-31262-0 / 978-0-241-31262-9 (UK edition)
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April 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: Territory of Light (Penguin Classics)
Author(s): Yuko Tsushima
ISBN: 0-241-31219-1 / 978-0-241-31219-3 (UK edition)
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February 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Territory of Light: A Novel
Author(s): Yuko Tsushima
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Title: Territory of Light: A Novel
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January 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Territory of Light
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Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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January 2019 : Australia Audio edition
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January 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Territory of Light
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January 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Territory of Light
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February 2019 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Territory of Light: A Novel
Author(s): Yuko Tsushima
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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April 2018 : Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Territory of Light (Penguin Classics)
Author(s): Yuko Tsushima
Publisher: Penguin
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