The Japanese believe that until the age of three, children are gods, each one a 'Lord Child'.
On their third birthday they fall from grace and join the rest of humanity.
Narrated by a child - from the age of two and a half up until her third birthday - this novel reveals that the move from deity to ordinary member of the human race can be a very difficult thing indeed from which to recover.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 144 pages
- Publisher: Faber & Faber
- Publication Date: 04/11/2004
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780571220496