In Sarah Sheard's celebrated novel Almost Japanese, a young girl's obsession with a famous Japanese musician blossoms into personal transformation. In spare, lyrical prose, Sheard documents Emma's discovery of her new next door neighbour, a dazzling Japanese symphony conductor. Things Japanese soon begin to transform Emma's world. Several years later, she must journey to J...more
She is very young, 14, and meets her new neighbor at that vulnerable age. Soon she is immersed in her fantasies about him. Not until she is much older does she realize that she had created a love out of her imagi ...more
Her previous novels: Almost Japanese, The Swing Era and The Hypnotist. Her new novel is Krank: Love in the New Dark Times.