Lonely Castle in the Mirror

Lonely Castle in the Mirror
Mizuki Tsujimura
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' Part Miyazaki fairytale, part teen romance. Strange and beautiful' GUARDIANCONVENIENCE STORE WOMAN with a fantasy twist, exploring emotional and anxiety issues in modern-day Japan. _______________________________How can you save your friend' s life if she doesn' t want to be rescued? In a tranquil neighbourhood of Tokyo, seven teenagers wake to find the mirrors in their bedrooms are shining. At a single touch, they are pulled from their lonely lives into to a wondrous castle filled with winding stairways, watchful portraits and twinkling chandeliers. In this new sanctuary, they are confronted with a set of clues leading to a hidden room where one of them will be granted a wish. But there' s a catch- if they don' t leave by five o' clock, they will die. As time passes, a devastating truth emerges- only those brave enough to share their stories will be saved. Tender, playful, gripping, LONELY CASTLE IN THE MIRROR is a mesmerizing tale about the importance of reaching out, confronting anxiety and embracing human connection.
MIZUKI TSUJIMURA is a well-known author of bestselling mystery novels in Japan. Her groundbreaking novel LONELY CASTLE IN THE MIRROR combines Japanese fantasy elements with urgent themes about emotional wellbeing and overcoming loneliness. It won the highly coveted Japan Booksellers' Award, voted for by booksellers as the book they most like to hand-sell, and became an instant no. 1 bestseller in Japan, selling over half a million copies. Tjsuimura has also won the Naoki prize for her work. Rights have sold across the world. Tsujimura lives in Tokyo, Japan.