Idol, Burning

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Author: Rin Usami
ISBN: 9781838856120
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Canongate

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THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLERWINNER OF THE 2020 AKUTAGAWA PRIZE

‘My oshi was on fire. Word was he’d punched a fan’

High-school student Akari has only one passion in her life: her oshi, her idol. His name is Masaki Ueno, best known as one-fifth of Japanese pop group Maza Maza.

Akari’s dedication to her oshi consumes her days completely. She keeps a blog entirely devoted to him, religiously chronicling and analysing all his events. He is the spine of her life; she cannot survive without him.

When Masaki is rumoured to have assaulted a female fan, facing waves of social media backlash, Akari’s world falls apart. Offering a vivid insight into otaku culture and adolescence, Idol, Burning is a brilliantly gripping story of obsession, coming of age and the addictive, relentless nature of fandom culture.

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Author

Rin Usami

Format

Paperback

Publisher

Canongate