PRE-ORDER: Mongrel by Hanako Footman (HC)

PRE-ORDER: Mongrel by Hanako Footman (HC)

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Mei loses her Japanese mother at age six. Growing up in suburban Surrey, she yearns to fit in, suppressing not only her heritage but her growing desire for her best friend Fran.

Yuki leaves the Japanese countryside to pursue her dream of becoming a concert violinist in London. Far from home and in an unfamiliar city, she finds herself caught up in the charms of her older teacher.

Haruka attempts to navigate Tokyo's nightlife and all of its many vices, working as a hostess in the city's sex district. She grieves a mother who hid so many secrets from her, until finally one of those secrets comes to light . . .


"Mongrel is a stunning read. A brilliant explosion of writing and storytelling with one of the most unique and powerful voices I've come across in an author. This feels like reading an Oscar-winning film." - Aisling Bea

"Heart-shatteringly visceral and preciseMongrel gives voice to generations of women living on the margins. An urgent story of sexual politics, identity and knowledge but ultimately a triumphant tribute to the self ."- Wiz Wharton

"A sublime and deeply moving mediation on belonging and home, 
Mongrel resonates with poetic clarity, offering in each line searing and yet familiar truths. Read it now. This compulsive, engrossing, and gorgeous debut will utterly consume you." -- Stephanie Scott 

Hardcover Edition
Publisher: Footnote Press
ISBN: 978-1804440438
Pages: 352