Out on 27 June 2024
Book cover for Rental Person Who Does Nothing

Rental Person Who Does Nothing



27 June 2024
160 pages
Imprint: Picador


Distinctively Japanese musings on meaning and connection
A beguiling kind of picaresque
Lays bare the bathos and banality of contemporary life . . . Morimoto, though still elusive, emerges as a modern Bartleby, an inadvertent dissident, someone who has come to see his practice as being “about enjoying the absurdity of swimming against the tide of efficiency”
An eccentric, charming book, showing how humans can connect in the strangest of circumstances