Flowers From Fukushima


With the last remaining flowers from his grandmother’s shop, an eight year old boy decides to make a delivery that will take him across a Japan devastated by natural disasters. Left alone with just an unknown address to guide him, Ryo must learn not only how to survive, but how to make sense of a changing world.

Meanwhile, on the edge of the exclusion zone, Makoto has been assigned to watch over the wasteland. After losing contact with the outside, he begins a journey of his own to discover the truth behind his role on the border. It is a journey destined to intersect with the fate of other survivors and, ultimately, that of young Ryo.

Flowers From Fukushima is the debut novel by Clive Lawton. Clive was living in Japan at the time of the Fukushima earthquake on 11 March 2011.