ABOUT THIS BOOK
PUBLICATION DATE: September 16, 2021
Life Is Elsewhere / Burn Your Flags
By Iain Maloney
Christmas Day, 2020 and in Japan Cormac is headed for the hills. In the midst of the pandemic the bar he runs is closed, his marriage to Eri is falling apart and a phone call from his doctor could change everything.
As a teenager in late 1980s Tokyo, Eri documented the rise of a legendary female punk band. In the wake of its explosive demise, she shed her identity and ran. Now an unexpected message forces her to exhume long-buried memories and confront her past.
Over twenty-four hours, everything they’ve been repressing erupts under the pressure of a year in lockdown. In times like these, it’s hard to hold on.
Iain Maloney is the author of three novels, a collection of poetry and his acclaimed memoir, The Only Gaijin in the Village. He is from Aberdeen and lives in Japan. @iainmaloney | iainmaloney.com
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