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The Earthquake Bird

The Earthquake Bird

by Susanna Jones

Publisher Picador

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A haunting psychological crime novel. The Earthquake Bird is a debut which has caused an international sensation pre-publication. "Early this morning, several hours before my arrest, I was woken up by an earth tremor. I mention the incident not to suggest that there was a connection - that somehow the fault lines in my life came crashing together in the form of couple of policemen - for in Tokyo we have a quake like this every month. I am simply relating the sequence of events as it happened. It has been an unusual day and I would hate to forget anything..." So begins this chilling novel set in Japan which reveals a murder on its first page and takes its readers into the mind of the chief suspect, Lucy Fly - a young, vulnerable English girl living and working in Tokyo as a translator. As Lucy is interrogated by the police she reveals her past to the reader, and it is a past which is dangerously ambiguous and compromising. A novel inbued with the chill of The Wasp Factory and the shock of The Sculptress, this is the debut of a major new talent.

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About the Author

Susanna Jones

Susanna Jones was born in 1967 and grew up in Yorkshire.

She studied drama at London University where she became interested in Japanese culture after studying Japanese Noh theatre. This led to her living and working in Japan for several years as a teacher of English in Nagoya, and later in Tokyo, where she also worked as a radio script editor.

While living in Tokyo she started her first novel, The Earthquake Bird (2001), a murder story. This novel won a Crime Writers' Association John Creasey Memorial Dagger, a Mail on Sunday/John Llewellyn Rhys Prize, and a Betty Trask Award.

Her second novel, Waterlily (2003), is a tale of suspense focusing on the relationship between an Englishman and a Japanese teacher, whose paths cross on the ferry to Shanghai. Her third and fourth novels are The Missing Person's Guide to Love (2007), and When Nights Were Cold (2012). She has also edited an illustrated collection of non-fiction stories, The Illustrated Brighton Moment (2008), with the illustrator Lawrence Zeegan. 

Susanna Jones studied for an MA in Writing at the University of Manchester and now lectures in Creative Writing at Royal Holloway, University of London. She currently lives in Brighton. 

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