The Last Samurai Paperback / softback
by Helen DeWitt
'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. BYATTEleven-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.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 496 pages
- Publisher: Vintage Publishing
- Publication Date: 15/03/2018
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9781784707965
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