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The Last Samurai

The Last Samurai

Author: Helen Dewitt
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'A triumph - a genuinely new story' A. S. Byatt
'Destined to become a classic' Garth Risk Hallberg
'The funniest book I've read in years' Spectator


Eleven-year-old Ludo is in search of a father. Raised singlehandedly by his mother Sibylla, Ludo's been reading Greek, Arabic, Japanese and a little Hebrew since the age of four; but reading Homer in the original whilst riding the Circle Line on the London Underground isn't enough to satisfy the boy's boundless curiosity. Is he a genius? A real-life child prodigy? He's grown up watching Seven Samurai on a hypnotising loop - his mother's strategy to give him not one but seven male role models. And yet Ludo remains obsessed with the one thing his mother refuses to tell him: his real father's name. Let loose on London, Ludo sets out on a secret quest to find the last samurai - the father he never knew.


Originally published in 2000 to international acclaim, The Last Samurai is a paean to the power of language and learning, dazzling, delighting and inspiring a legion of readers.

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General Fields

  • : 9781784707965
  • : Random House
  • : Vintage
  • : June 2018
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Helen Dewitt
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 813/.6
  • : 496