The Pine Islands

Author(s): Marion Poschmann; Jen Calleja (Translator)

General Fiction

Shortlisted for The Man Booker International Prize 2019 - An international bestseller.


When Gilbert wakes one day from a dream that his wife has cheated on him, he flees - immediately and inexplicably - for Tokyo, where he meets a fellow lost soul: Yosa, a young Japanese student clutching a copy of The Complete Manual of Suicide. Together, Gilbert and Yosa set off on a pilgrimage to see the pine islands of Matsushima, one looking for the perfect end to his life, the other for a fresh start.

Playful and profound, The Pine Islands is a beautiful tale of friendship, transformation and acceptance in modern Japan.

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Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9781788160926
  • : Serpent's Tail Limited
  • : Serpent's Tail Limited
  • : 0.166
  • : April 2020
  • : 1.1 Centimeters X 12.9 Centimeters X 19.8 Centimeters
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Marion Poschmann; Jen Calleja (Translator)
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 833.92
  • : 192