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One Morning Like a Bird Hardcover – 1 October 2008

3.9 out of 5 stars 33 ratings

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Miller s delicate prose most closely recalls the tone of emotional restraint in Kazuo Ishiguro s early novels . . . Crisply defined characters offer a foil to Yuji s progressive ruminations, which Miller deftly coheres into a typically bittersweet resolution. - James Urquhart, Independent on Sunday

Miller s Japanese characters are densely believable, and his recreation of their world is a real achievement - Christopher Tayler, Guardian

The frank simplicity of Miller s prose, and his search for truth in the reality of the quotidian feels (to this Western reader) convincingly Japanese. Miller places his words and plot developments carefully, like the smooth grey pebbles of a Zen garden, with all but the most essential adjectives weathered away. There are moments of beauty, truth and irony. - Helen Brown, Daily Telegraph

'Detail by delicate detail Miller conjures Yuji's dim, mysterious world of gradual dissolution." - Natalie Sandison, The Times

Not only does he combine delicious literary conceits with thought-provoking explorations into the human condition, he has the rare gift of tossing out perfect sentences that make you stop in your tracks - Claire Allfree, Metro

beneath the smoothly civilised surface of this novel, catastrophe and violence are always simmering - Sunday Times

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Set in Japan in the run-up to Pearl Harbour, the mesmerising tale of a young man forced to make life-changing decisions, by 'one of our most skilful chroniclers of the human heart and mind' (Sunday Times)

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Sceptre; 1st edition (1 October 2008)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 384 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0340825146
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0340825143
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 14.2 x 22.6 x 3.5 cm
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