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.|
|publisher:||Dalkey Archive Press|
|publication place:||Champaign, IL|
|japanese publication date:||1990|
|english publication date:||2011|
|description:||169 p. ; 21 cm.|