How Do You Live

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Author: Genzaburo Yoshino
ISBN: 9781846046469
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Rider

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The beloved multi-million copy bestselling Japanese classic about finding one’s place in the world
Academy Award-winning anime master Hayao Miyazaki’s favourite childhood book and the inspiration behind the Studio Ghibli film

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.

‘In How Do You Live?, Copper, our hero, and his uncle are our guides in science, in ethics, in thinking. And on the way they take us, through a school story set in Japan in 1937, to the heart of the questions we need to ask ourselves about the way we live our lives. We will experience betrayal and learn about how to make tofu. We will examine fear, and how we cannot always live up to who we think we are, and we learn about shame, and how to deal with it. We will learn about gravity and about cities, and most of all, we will learn to think about things – to, as the writer Theodore Sturgeon put it, ask the next question’ – from the foreword by Neil Gaiman

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Author

Genzaburo Yoshino

Format

Paperback

Publisher

Rider