Last Samurai

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Ludo’s mother is obsessed with Kurosawa’s famous film and it forms the backdrop to his childhood. His search for his real father ends in disappointment but he does find out more about his mother’s shaky past than he needs.

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‘Fiercely intelligent, very funny and unlike anything else I’ve ever read’ MARK HADDON
‘Original…witty…playful?a wonderfully funny book’ JAMES WOOD
‘A triumph – a genuinely new story, a genuinely new form’ A. S. BYATT

Eleven-year-old Ludo is in search of a father. Raised singlehandedly by his mother Sibylla, Ludo’s been reading Greek, Arabic, Japanese and a little Hebrew since the age of four; but reading Homer in the original whilst riding the Circle Line on the London Underground isn’t enough to satisfy the boy’s boundless curiosity. Is he a genius? A real-life child prodigy? He’s grown up watching Seven Samurai on a hypnotising loop – his mother’s strategy to give him not one but seven male role models. And yet Ludo remains obsessed with the one thing his mother refuses to tell him: his real father’s name. Let loose on London, Ludo sets out on a secret quest to find the last samurai – the father he never knew.

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Weight 0.391 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 3 cm
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Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

489

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

813.6 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K