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Strange weather in Tokyo : a novel / Hiromi Kawakami ; translated by Allison Markin Powell.

Strange weather in Tokyo : a novel / Hiromi Kawakami ; translated by Allison Markin Powell.
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ISBN 9781640090163 (paperback)
Author Kawakami, Hiromi, 1958- author.
Title Strange weather in Tokyo : a novel / Hiromi Kawakami ; translated by Allison Markin Powell.
Publisher/Date Berkeley, California : Counterpoint, [2017]
©2012
Pagination etc. 179 pages ; 21 cm.
Contents note "First published as The Briefcase by Counterpoint in 2012." --Title page verso.
Machine generated contents note: The Moon and the Batteries -- Chicks -- Twenty-two Stars -- Mushroom Hunting, Part 1 -- Mushroom Hunting, Part 2 -- New Year's -- Karma -- The Cherry Blossom Party, Part 1 -- The Cherry Blossom Party, Part 2 -- Lucky Chance -- Spring Thunder -- The Island, Part 1 -- The Island, Part 2 -- The Tidal Flat---Dream -- The Cricket -- In the Park.
Summary Note Tsukiko, thirty-eight, works in an office and lives alone. One night, she happens to meet one of her former high school teachers, "Sensei," in a local bar. Tsukiko had only ever called him "Sensei" ("Teacher"). He is thirty years her senior, retired, and presumably a widower. Their relationship develops from a perfunctory acknowledgment of each other as they eat and drink alone at the bar, to a hesitant intimacy which tilts awkwardly and poignantly into love. As Tsukiko and Sensei grow to know and love one another, time's passing is marked by Kawakami's gentle hints at the changing seasons: from warm sake to chilled beer, from the buds on the trees to the blooming of the cherry blossoms. Strange Weather in Tokyo is a moving, funny, and immersive tale of modern Japan and old-fashioned romance.
Language note Translated from the Japanese.
Subject Man-woman relationships -- Fiction
Teachers -- Fiction
Teacher-student relationships -- Japan -- Fiction
Male high school teachers -- Japan -- Fiction
Middle-aged women -- Japan -- Fiction
Older men -- Japan -- Fiction
Tokyo (Japan) -- Fiction
Romance fiction.
Added Author Powell, Allison Markin translator.
Added title Briefcase.
Shelf Location F KAWA
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