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Farewell, my orange / Iwaki Kei ; translated from the Japanese by Meredith McKinney.

Farewell, my orange / Iwaki Kei ; translated from the Japanese by Meredith McKinney.
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ISBN 9781609454784 (paperback)
1609454782 (paperback)
Author Iwaki, Kei, 1971- author.
Title Farewell, my orange / Iwaki Kei ; translated from the Japanese by Meredith McKinney.
Edition English edition.
Publisher/Date New York, NY : Europa Editions, 2018.
©2018
Pagination etc. 135 pages ; 21 cm.
Contents note First published in Japan in 2013 by Chikumashobo Ltd., Tokyo.
Summary Note Two immigrants, Salimah and Sayuri, navigate isolation, a new language, and devastating loss on their way to a lifelong friendship. Far from her native country of Nigeria and now living as a single mother of two, Salimah works the night shift at a supermarket in small-town Australia. She is shy and barely speaks English, but pushes herself to sign up for an ESL class offered at the local university. At the group's first meeting, Salimah meets Sayuri, who has come to Australia from Japan with her husband, a resident research associate at the local college. Sayuri has put her own education on hold to take care of her infant daughter and she is plagued by worries about financial instabilities and her general precariousness. When Sayuri's daughter dies in daycare and one of Salimah's boys leaves to live with his father, the two women look to one another for comfort and sustenance, as they slowly master their new language. Written with great warmth, Farewell, My Orange offers optimism in the face of adversity. In the stories of Salimah and Sayuri, readers will find a touching portrait of our need for others and the certainty of change.
Language note Translated from the Japanese.
Subject Refugees -- Australia -- Fiction
Japanese -- Australia -- Fiction
Nigerians -- Australia -- Fiction
Australian fiction
Added Author McKinney, Meredith, 1950- translator.
Shelf Location F IWAK
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