> Skip to content
  • Published: 13 April 2021
  • ISBN: 9780857527288
  • Imprint: Doubleday
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 400
  • RRP: $32.99

Lonely Castle in the Mirror



A #1 Japanese bestseller and winner of the influential Japan booksellers' award: CONVENIENCE STORE WOMAN with a fantasy twist.

- Half a million copies sold- Winner of the Japan Booksellers Award voted for by the booksellers across Japan- CONVENIENCE 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.At the heart of this tender, playful tale is a powerful message about the importance of reaching out, confronting anxiety and embracing human connection.

  • Published: 13 April 2021
  • ISBN: 9780857527288
  • Imprint: Doubleday
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 400
  • RRP: $32.99

About the author

Mizuki Tsujimura

MIZUKI TSUJIMURA is the winner of the Japan Booksellers' Award and the Naoki prize, two highly influential awards in Japan. Her novel LONELY CASTLE IN THE MIRROR sold one million copies in Japan. She has writtten several mystery novels and is at work on a new novel. She lives in Japan.

Also by Mizuki Tsujimura

See all

Related titles