December, 2020 (publication aim date)

'Okutama Express' is a novel suitable for both older children and adults about a lovesick and lost young man living in Tokyo who one day decides to go to the distant town of Okutama where he meets a strange dog that takes him into a stranger journey up the mountains on a bus full of wolf spirits. When the young man is unable to take the mysterious bus back he finds himself in a fix, begins to forget things and instead takes on a mysterious mission of which he knows nothing about: all he knows is that he needs to reach the top of the mountain...