The End of the Moment We Had

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5.0 X 7.7 X 0.5 inches | 0.3 pounds

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About the Author

Toshiki Okada is a hugely admired playwright, director and novelist. Born in Yokohama in 1973, he formed the theatre company "chelfitsch" in 1997. Since then he has written and directed all of the company's productions, practising a distinctive methodology for creating plays, and has come to be known for his use of hyper-colloquial Japanese and unique choreography. His play Five Days in March, on which the first story in The End of the Moment We Had is based, won the prestigious Kishida Drama Award. His works have been translated into many languages around the world.


"Hyperrealistic. . . Okada captures the ennui that has paralyzed a generation." -- New York Times Book Review

"So richly layered and strangely beguiling that we are left craving more. . . Samuel Malissa's translation has fizz and verve, and each slangy meditation or exchange rings true. . . The stories are at their best -- and their most baffling -- when Okada topples our expectations and proceeds by way of surprise steps and wrong turns." -- Minneapolis Star Tribune

"Nothing short of superb... This book gives me hope for the future of Japanese literature... there is power in the flow of this writer's prose." - Kenzaburo Oe, winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature