I Want To Go Home/帰りたい

Miki Hawkinson (Translator), Wesley Leon Aroozoo

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On the 11th of March 2011, Yasuo Takamatsu lost his wife to the Great East Japan earthquake. Since that fateful day, he has been diving in the sea every week in search for her. Compelled and inspired to share his story, “I Want To Go Home” is a journey from Singapore to Onagawa through the lens of the intrigued to meet him. Of unlikely friendships across borders and languages; to share a man’s loss, recovery and determination to reunite with his wife.

The title “I Want To Go Home” refers to the last SMS that Yasuo Takamatsu received from his wife who saw the impending tsunami. Since then Mr. Takamatsu hopes to fulfil his wife’s last request.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationSingapore
PublisherMass Paper Press
Number of pages222
ISBN (Print)9789811142468
Publication statusPublished - 30 Sept 2017

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