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The Nakano Thrift Shop

Translated by Allison Markin Powell

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The objects for sale at the Nakano Thrift Shop appear as commonplace as the staff and customers who handle them. But like those staff and customers, they hold many secrets. If examined carefully, they show the signs of innumerable extravagances, of immeasurable pleasure and pain, and of the deep mysteries of the human heart. Hitomi, the inexperienced young woman who works the register, has fallen for her coworker, the oddly reserved Takeo. Unsure of how to attract his attention, she seeks advice from her employer’s sister, Masayo, whose sentimental entanglements make her a somewhat unconventional guide. But thanks in part to Masayo, Hitomi will come to realize that love, desire, and intimacy require acceptance not only of idiosyncrasies but also of the delicate waltz between open and hidden secrets.

japanese title: Furudogu Nakano shoten
subjects: Women authors
genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781609453992
OCLC number: 964291460
publisher: Europa Editions
publication place: New York
japanese publication date: 2005
english publication date: 2017
document type: Book
description: 229 pages ; 21 cm