Pushkin Press are thrilled to announce the first-time translation of From The Fatherland, With Love by Ryu Murakami —“Godfather to the dark heart of modern Japanese fiction” (Guardian) — set in an apocalyptic alternative present in which North-Korea invades a helpless Japan. From the author of the acclaimed In The Miso Soup comes From the Fatherland, with Love, arguably one of the most important novels by the ‘enfant terrible’ of Japanese literature, the ‘other’—unquestionably darker—Murakami. This will be a landmark event for Ryu Murakami’s legion fans and the start of a lifelong addiction for those new to his writing. From the Fatherland, with Love (May 2013) is an explosively controversial thriller set in an imagined present where Japan’s economy has collapsed and the country is under deadly attack from a ruthless band of North Korean commandos. However, a disturbed, renegade gang of Japanese youths are planning an elaborate counter-attack - an astonishing plot which the North Korean intelligence haven't remotely reckoned with... Shot-through with political satire and dark machinations, this new novel sees Ryu Murakami at his outlandish best. Ryu Murakami has been described as a Renaissance man for the modern age. He has written a host of award-winning novels, made several films and even hosted a TV talk show. There are tentative plans for Ryu Murakami to visit the UK in May. To coincide with the release of From the Fatherland, with Love, Pushkin Press is publishing new editions of Murakami’s cult classics, Coin Locker Babies and Sixty-Nine, along with the first UK edition of Popular Hits of the Showa Era.