Book Subject Tag: Romance
On a summer afternoon, Tsukiko and her former high school teacher have prepared and eaten somen noodles together. ‘Tell me a story from long ago, ‘ Sensei says. ‘I wasn’t alive long ago,’ Tsukiko says, ‘but should I tell you a story from when I was little?’ ‘Please do,’ Sensei replies, and so Tsukiko tells…
Hiromi Kawakami tells the story of an enigmatic man through the voices of ten remarkable women who have known him. Each woman has succumbed, even if only for an hour, to the seductive, imprudent, and furtively feline man who drifted so naturally into their lives. Still clinging to the vivid memory of his warm breath…
A mother constantly dreams of a passionate and all-consuming past affair, of which nothing now remains but her daughter, as the two travel through Japan and through life, love and the terrible pain of loss.