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Translated by Paul Warham

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A nameless, ambitionless office worker finds his small apartment gradually invaded by three other people: all younger than himself, but seemingly no less adrift. The year is 1986, and the strange communal life of this foursome, extending over half a year, makes up the plot, such as it is, of Plainsong, as this ersatz family finds itself growing closer, and life continues–quietly–around them.

japanese title: Puren songu
notes: Japanese title: Puren songu.
genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781564786388
OCLC number: 668193886
publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
publication place: Champaign, IL
japanese publication date: 1990
english publication date: 2011
document type: Book
description: 169 p. ; 21 cm.