“Love Like the Falling Petals”, Keisuke Uyama’s Bestselling Novel Hits US Bookshelves

love-like-falling-petalsThe Japanese bestselling novel “Love Like the Falling Petals” by Keisuke Uyama has just been released across America. First published by Shueisha, Inc. in 2017, the romance novel which explores the beauty and pain of young love, became a runaway bestseller in Japan, selling more than 700,000 copies, and also inspired a popular, live-action Netflix movie of the same name in 2022.

“Growing up, dreaming I would one day become a writer, I never thought that my stories would be read outside of Japan and reach people around the world,” said novelist and accomplished screenwriter Keisuke Uyama. “I am deeply moved and excited about the English-language edition of Love Like the Falling Petals.”

“I first got to know the story of Love Like The Falling Petals through the Netflix film,” said cover artist Heikala, a Finnish artist who resides in Tokyo. “Then when I got the chance to read the book, I was touched by the way that Uyama depicts the varying forms of love in his book.”
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