About this book
A highly original novel which includes a lost diary, a Hello Kitty lunchbox, a 104 year old Buddhist nun, her great granddaughter, a lonely father and a catfish that causes as earthquake. Crossing generations and continents, from WWII to present day Japan, it's from the author of "My Year Of Meat" and "All Over Creation". 'I truly love this novel.' Alice Sebold
In a small cafe in Tokyo, sixteen-year-old Nao Yasutani is navigating the challenges thrown up by modern life. In the face of cyberbullying, the mysteries of a 104-year-old Buddhist nun and great-grandmother, and the joy and heartbreak of family, Nao is trying to find her own place - and voice - through a diary.