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The Perfect World of Miwako Sumida


by Clarissa Goenawan

‘An offbeat, tender exploration of the secrets we keep from others … Goenawan is clearly a talented and creative storyteller … She excels at suspense, keeping the reader guessing with left-field plot developments and forays into magic realism that somehow seem in keeping with realities on the ground.’ – Sarah Gilmartin, The Irish Times

‘The gap between the private pain we suffer and the public image we project is explored with sensitivity and tenderness.’ – Claire Allfree, Daily Mail

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The Perfect World of Miwako Sumida

Miwako Sumida is dead.

Now those closest to her try to piece together the fragments of her life. Ryusei, who always loved Miwako, follows her trail to a remote Japanese village. Chie, her best friend, was the only person to know her true identity ― but is now the time to reveal it? Meanwhile, Fumi, Ryusei’s sister, has her own haunting secret.

Together, they realise that the young woman they thought they knew had more going on than they could ever have dreamed.

About the Author

Clarissa Goenawan is an Indonesian-born Singaporean writer. Her award-winning short fiction has appeared in literary magazines and anthologies in Singapore, Australia, Japan, Indonesia, the UK, and the US. Rainbirds, her first novel, has been published in eleven different languages.

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Weight 0.45 kg
Dimensions 13 × 3.5 × 19.7 cm

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