The deeply moving new novel from the beloved, internationally bestselling author of Kitchen.
THE PREMONITION was first published in 1988 in Japan, the year Banana Yoshimoto made her debut. That year she published four novels and all became bestsellers in Japan including (and most famously) the international bestseller KITCHEN. She has published ten books in English translation, including GOODBYE TSUGUMI, ASLEEP, MOSHI MOSHI, and, most recently, DEAD-END MEMORIES. Her work has been translated and published in more than thirty countries. In Italy, she won the Scanno Literary Prize in 1993, the Fendissime Literary Prize in 1996, the Maschera d'Argento Prize in 1999, and the Capri Award in 2011. She lives in Tokyo.
'Yoshimoto's novels are like jewel boxes.' - Vanity Fair
'One of our greatest writers ... in her delivery Yoshimoto is a master.' - BRYAN WASHINGTON