This Is Amiko, Do You Copy? by Natsuko Imamura
From Pushkin Press:
A moving novella about a misunderstood young girl, from the author of The Woman in the Purple Skirt – part of Pushkin’s second Japanese Novella series
Meet young Amiko. She’s one of a kind-full of life and good intentions, but with no filter or boundaries. She happily inhabits a world of her own making, oblivious to offences given or taken. But when it comes to expressions of love, where conflicting signals are hard to grasp and a heart is easily broken, there can be unintended consequences.
An aching, tender depiction of belonging and loss, This is Amiko, Do You Copy? is a portrait of childhood through the eyes of an irrepressible young girl.