Amrita (novel)

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Author Banana Yoshimoto
Translator Russell F. Wasden
Publisher Grove Press
Publication date
Published in English
Media type Hardcover
Pages 366
ISBN ISBN 0-8021-1590-X
OCLC 36528204
895.6/35 21
LC Class PL865.O7138 A4813 1994
Preceded by English: Lizard (novel)
Followed by English: Asleep (novel)

Amrita (アムリタ) is a novel written by Japanese author Banana Yoshimoto (吉本ばなな)in 1994 and translated into English in 1997 by Russell F. Wasden.

Plot synopsis[edit]

The main character, Sakumi, loses her beautiful younger sister, an actress, to suicide. Sakumi subsequently falls down a flight of stairs, losing her memory. She struggles to regain her memory with the assistance of her sister's lover and a clairvoyant kid brother.


  • 5th Murasaki-shikibu Prize – November, 1995[1]
  • Scanno (Italy) – June, 1993[1]
  • Fendissime (Italy) – March, 1996[1]
  • Maschera d' argento (Italy)– November, 1999[1]

Book information[edit]

Amrita (English edition) by Banana Yoshimoto


  1. ^ a b c d Banana Yoshimoto - profile