Books

The Emperor of Any Place

By Tim Wynne-Jones

“Wynne-Jones achieves an extraordinary feat: he illuminates the hidden depths of personalities and families through a mesmerizing blend of realism and magic.” — Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

Evan, overwhelmed and bereaved by his father’s sudden death, doesn’t know what to make of the hand-bound yellow book his dad had been reading when he passed away. Why was his father reading the diary of a Japanese soldier stranded on a small Pacific island during WWII? What is in this account that Evan’s estranged grandfather fears — and will he really do anything, even hurt his own grandson, to prevent it from being seen? In this riveting, time-shifting story within a story, the ghosts of war reverberate across hemispheres and generations.

  • A critically acclaimed novel, which earned unanimous starred reviews from the seven review journals as well as slots on nine best-of-the-year lists, now in paperback with a refreshed cover
  • A thrilling story of a family torn asunder by war, set against the Pacific Theater of World War II
  • Successfully blends family saga, bildungsroman, suspense novel, and ghost story

About the author

Tim Wynne-Jones is the accomplished author of numerous YA novels, including Blink & Caution, winner of the 2012 Boston Globe–Horn Book Award, and The Uninvited, short-listed for the Arthur Ellis Award and the Governor General’s Literary Award. In 2012, Tim Wynne-Jones was named an Officer of the Order of Canada for his services to literature. He lives with his wife in Ontario.

ISBN: 9780763694425
Imprint: Candlewick
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: June 1, 2017
Dimensions: 152 x 228mm, 336pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $19.99
New Zealand RRP: $22.99
Stock Level: In Stock

Last updated on 24/06/18 at 23:46:12
Copyright © 2007 Walker Books Australia. All rights reserved.