Lonely Castle in the Mirror

Mizuki Tsujimura

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'Part Miyazaki fairytale, part teen romance. Strange and beautiful' GUARDIAN

CONVENIENCE STORE WOMAN with a fantasy twist, exploring emotional and anxiety issues in modern-day Japan.

How can you save your friend's life if she doesn't want to be rescued?

In a tranquil neighbourhood of Tokyo, seven teenagers wake to find their bedroom mirrors are shining.

At a single touch, they are pulled from their lonely lives into to a wondrous castle filled with winding stairways, watchful portraits and twinkling chandeliers. In this new sanctuary, they are confronted with a set of clues leading to a hidden room where one of them will be granted a wish. But there's a catch: if they don't leave by five o'clock, they will die.

As time passes, a devastating truth emerges: only those brave enough to share their stories will be saved.

Tender, playful, gripping, LONELY CASTLE IN THE MIRROR is a mesmerizing tale about the importance of reaching out, confronting anxiety and embracing human connection.


- Ms. Tsujimura often deals with important themes, but what I like is you're left with an upbeat feeling after you finish.
- This book made me weep, espcially towards the end.
- It gave me gooseflesh reading this
- I couldn't stop crying at the end.
- I'd like my daughter to read this, and look forward to her thoughts.
- Rare is the novel that is this sad, surprising, moving, and heart-warming. Shows how important it is when people reach out and help each other.


ISBN: 9780857527288
Publication Date: 13-Apr-2021
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Limited