The Nakano Thrift Shop (Paperback)
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The Nakano Thrift Shop (Paperback)

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Paperback 256 Pages / Published: 04/08/2016
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When Hitomi takes a job on the cash register of a neighbourhood thrift store, she finds herself drawn into a very idiosyncratic community. There is Mr Nakano, an enigmatic ladies' man with several ex-wives; Masayo, Mr Nakano's sister, an artist who has never married; and her fellow employee Takeo, a shy but charming young man. Every day, customers from the neighbourhood pass in and out as curios are bought and sold, each one containing its own surprising story. When Hitomi and Takeo begin to fall for one another, they find themselves in the centre of their own drama - and on the edges of many others. A tender and affecting exploration of the mystery that lurks in the ordinary, this novel traces the seemingly imperceptible threads that weave together a community, and the knots that bind us to one another.

Publisher: Granta Books
ISBN: 9781846276002
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 270 g
Dimensions: 217 x 138 x 18 mm

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“Fantastic offbeat characters and bags of charm.”

The perfect escape to the constant dirge of depressing events that are clogging up our news feeds and social media. It reminded me of Jean-Pierre Jeunet's 'Amélie' With a cast of fantastic offbeat... More

Paperback edition
17th June 2017
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“Warm and pleasant enough, but not impactful”

Perhaps I had unfair expectations before reading it, but this was something of a letdown. I understood that Hiromi Kawakami was renowned for her slightly leftfield approach to storytelling, and I wasn't getting... More

Paperback edition
26th June 2017
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“Lost in translation?”

I expected to enjoy The Nakano Thrift Shop a lot more than I did. This book has a certain charm, and the characters are likeable enough, but I can't say I was blown away.

Translated books can be tricky-you... More

Paperback edition
3 similar books recommended
5th August 2017
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