The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (Paperback)
One of the most popular books by Tutsui, a stellar name in Japan. He is as famous as Murakami there. The animated science-fiction romance film won numerous awards and got positive reviews. It's an absolute classic.
One of Tsutsui's best-known and most popular works in his native Japan, The Girl Who Leapt through Time is the story of fifteenyear- old schoolgirl Kazuko, who accidentally discovers that she can leap back and forth in time. In her quest to uncover the identity of the mysterious figure that she believes to be responsible for her paranormal abilities, she'll have to push the boundaries of space and time, and challenge the notions of dream and reality.
About the Author
The winner of various awards, including the Izumi Kyoka Prize, the Kawabata Prize and the Yomiuri Literary Prize, Yasutaka Tsutsui is one of the leading Japanese novelists and short-story writers. Many of his works have been adapted into plays, animes and movies.
"The nice thing about Tsutsui is that history and modernity combine effortlessly, as do drab reality and fantasy." - Philip Hensher, The Daily Telegraph
"Imagine a manic J.G. Ballard, but one with an even darker past to work out." - Nicholas Lezard, The Guardian