- About the Author
On the 11th of March, 2011, Yasuo Takamatsu lost his wife to the tsunami during the Great East Japan earthquake. Since that fateful day, he has been diving in the sea every week in search for her.
Compelled and inspired to share his story, I Want To Go Home is a journey from Singapore to Onagawa through the lens of the intrigued to meet him. Of unlikely friendships across borders and languages; to share a man’s loss, recovery and determination to reunite with his wife.
The novel's feature film (also titled I Want To Go Home) has also been selected for the 2017 부산국제영화제 Busan International Film Festival (BIFF). This book also includes a Japanese translation by Miki Hawkinson.
Wesley Leon Aroozoo is a filmmaker with 13 Little Pictures, whose films have premiered in festivals such as the Busan International Film Festival and the International Film Festival Rotterdam. He has programmed films for the VIDEOvoiddeck series at The Substation and various art organisations.
On the literary front, Wesley is a published author of I Want To Go Home (Math Paper Press, 2017) and Bedok Reservoir (Math Paper Press, 2012). Wesley has also written television scripts for Mediacorp and staged plays for local theatre companies.
Cover Type: Paperback
Page Count: 222
Year Published: 2017
Size: 125mm x 200mm