Spring Garden - Japanese Novellas (Paperback)
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Spring Garden - Japanese Novellas (Paperback)

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Paperback 160 Pages / Published: 26/01/2017
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Winner of the Akutagawa Prize, a sharp, photo-realistic novella of memory and thwarted hope Divorced and cut off from his family, Taro lives alone in one of the few occupied apartments in his block, a block that is to be torn down as soon as the remaining tenants leave. Since the death of his father, Taro keeps to himself, but is soon drawn into an unusual relationship with the woman upstairs, Nishi, as she passes on the strange tale of the sky-blue house next door. First discovered by Nishi in the little-known photo-book 'Spring Garden', the sky-blue house soon becomes a focus for both Nishi and Taro: of what is lost, of what has been destroyed, and of what hope may yet lie in the future for both of them, if only they can seize it.

Publisher: Pushkin Press
ISBN: 9781782272700
Number of pages: 160
Weight: 367 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm

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“Subtle, but meaningful”

This is a rather quiet little book - the settings are almost painstakingly detailed and this is an enjoyable, quick read. I'm not sure that it'll stay with you long after reading it if you don't want... More

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“Charming”

A sweet and thoughtful novella and an enjoyable read. Occasionally it feels as though the translation might be letting the side down - a few clumsy turns of phrase - but the well-drawn protagonist Taro helps to make... More

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