The Forest of Wool and Steel

The Forest of Wool and Steel

The Forest of Wool and Steel

The Forest of Wool and Steel


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Tomura is startled by the hypnotic sound of a piano being tuned in his school. It seeps into his soul and transports him to the forests, dark and gleaming, that surround his beloved mountain village. From that moment, he is determined to discover more. Under the tutelage of three master piano-tuners—one humble, one jovial, one ill-tempered—Tomura embarks on his training, never straying too far from a single, unfathomable question: do I have what it takes? Set in small-town Japan, this warm and mystical story is for the lucky few who have found their calling—and for the rest of us who are still searching. It shows that the road to finding one’s purpose is a winding path, often filled with treacherous doubts and, for those who persevere, astonishing moments of revelation. Contains 5 exquisite hand-drawn illustrations.

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ISBN-13: 9781784162986
Publisher: Penguin Random House UK
Publication date: 09/01/2020
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Natsu Miyashita was born in Fukui Prefecture on Honshu island, Japan, in 1967. The Forest of Wool and Steel won the influential Japan Booksellers’ Award, in which booksellers vote for the title they most enjoy hand-selling. In 2018 it was turned into a popular Japanese film by the same name, directed by Kojiro Hashimoto and starring Kento Yamazaki.

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