The Perfect World of Miwako Sumida
University sophomore Miwako Sumida has hanged herself, leaving those closest to her reeling. In the months before her suicide, she was hiding away in a remote mountainside village, but what, or whom, was she running from? Expanding on the beautifully crafted world of ‘Rainbirds’, Clarissa Goenawan gradually pierces through a young woman’s careful facade, unmasking her most painful secrets.
A bewitching novel set in contemporary Japan about the mysterious suicide of a young woman.
Miwako Sumida is dead.
Now those closest to her try to piece together the fragments of her life. Ryusei, who always loved Miwako, follows her trail to a remote Japanese village. Chie, her best friend, was the only person to know her true identity – but is now the time to reveal it? Meanwhile, Fumi, Ryusei’s sister, has her own haunting secret.
Together, they realise that the young woman they thought they knew had more going on than they could ever have dreamed.