Ami believes in nothing, hopes for nothing, and turns tricks because it's something to do. Her journey from the pit of despair to the precarious edge of something else captures the part of being seventeen that never makes it into words.
A razor-sharp novella whose sheer intensity elevates misanthropy to the level of art, Innocent World is the author's first work to appear in English.
'In the latest scenes of modern Japanese society, you meet fragile, immoral, but pure-hearted teenagers like this girl. Sheís a little bird, wandering in an empty nest.' ñRyu Murakami, author of Coin Locker Babies