Publication Date: 01/05/2014 ISBN: 9781846275104 Category:

Strange Weather in Tokyo

Hiromi Kawakami, Allison Markin Powell

Publisher: Granta Books
Publication Date: 01/05/2014 ISBN: 9781846275104 Category:
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Tsukiko is in her late 30s and living alone when one night she happens to meet one of her former high school teachers, ‘Sensei’, in a bar. He is at least thirty years her senior, retired and, she presumes, a widower. After this initial encounter, the pair continue to meet occasionally to share food and drink sake, and as the seasons pass – from spring cherry blossom to autumnal mushrooms – Tsukiko and Sensei come to develop a hesitant intimacy which tilts awkwardly and poignantly into love.
Perfectly constructed, funny, and moving, Strange Weather in Tokyo is a tale of modern Japan and old-fashioned romance.

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