Strangers

Middle-aged, jaded and divorced, TV scriptwriter Harada returns one night to the dilapidated downtown district of Tokyo where he grew up. There, at the theatre, he meets a likable man who looks exactly like his long-dead father. And so begins Harada’s ordeal, as he’s thrust into a reality where his parents appear to be alive at the exact age they had been when they had died so many years before.

Reviews:

Review
‘Memorably uncanny the powerful mood of Strangers lingers well after its graceful, downbeat ending has passed.’ — Guardian

‘Restrained and moving what might have been a simple ghost story evolves into a psychologically acute portrait.’ — Daily Telegraph

A ghost story of the highest order. — David Mitchell, Independent on Sunday

Yamada has really hit the spot with this, his English-language debut … sparsely written, beautifully atmospheric, wonderfully creepy.’ — Good Book Guide

Book Description
‘A cerebral and haunting ghost story … Highly recommended.’ David Mitchell