Fault Lines: Shortlisted for the 2021 Costa First Novel Award

by Emily Itami

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'A brilliant modern love story. I found it atmospheric and transporting but also wise, clever and universal in its exploration of love, family and identity. I loved it' Cathy Rentzenbrink

Mizuki is a Japanese housewife. She has a hardworking husband, two adorable children and a beautiful Tokyo apartment. It's everything a woman could want, yet sometimes she wonders whether it would be more fun to throw herself off the high-rise balcony than spend another evening not talking to her husband or hanging up laundry.

Then, one rainy night, she meets Kiyoshi, a successful restaurateur. In him, she rediscovers freedom, friendship, a voice, and the neon, electric pulse of the city she has always loved. But the further she falls into their relationship, the clearer it becomes that she is living two lives - and in the end, we can choose only one.

Alluring, compelling, startlingly honest and darkly funny, Fault Lines is a bittersweet love story and a daring exploration of modern relationships from a writer to watch.

  • ISBN10 1474620248
  • ISBN13 9781474620246
  • Publish Date 27 May 2021
  • Publish Status Out of Print
  • Out of Print 15 March 2022
  • Publish Country GB
  • Publisher Orion Publishing Co
  • Imprint Orion Books Ltd
  • Format Hardcover
  • Pages 224
  • Language English