How Do You Live?
The uplifting Japanese classic that has enchanted millions
Publishing in English for the very first time, Japan's best loved classic tells the story of a young boy's journey to discovering what really matters in life
Publishing in English for the very first time, Japan's beloved coming of age classic on what really matters in life
The streets of Tokyo swarm below fifteen year-old Copper as he gazes out into the city of his childhood. Struck by the thought of the infinite people whose lives play out alongside his own, he begins to wonder, how do you live?
Considering life's biggest questions for the first time, Copper turns to his dear uncle for heart-warming wisdom. As the old man guides the boy on a journey of philosophical discovery, a timeless tale unfolds, offering a poignant reflection on what it means to be human.
Praise for How Do You Live?
An important, worthwhile and surprisingly of-the-moment novel ... as timely now as it was in 1937Asian Review of Books