How Do You Live ? – Genzaburo Yoshino


with a foreword by Neil Gaiman

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Publishing in English for the very first time, Japan’s beloved coming-of-age classic on what really matters in life.

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.

The favourite childhood book of anime master Hayao Miyazaki, How Do You Live? is the basis of a highly anticipated film from Studio Ghibli.

About the Author

Genzaburo Yoshino (1899-1981) was a writer, editor and journalist. In 1935, the writer Yamamoto appointed him editor-in-chief of the 16-book series: A Library for Young Japanese Nationals. How Do You Live? is the final book in this series and went on to become one of Japan’s best loved classics.


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