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The Resource The briefcase, by Hiromi Kawakami ; translated by Allison Markin Powell

The briefcase, by Hiromi Kawakami ; translated by Allison Markin Powell

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The briefcase
Title
The briefcase
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by Hiromi Kawakami ; translated by Allison Markin Powell
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Genre
Language
  • eng
  • jpn
  • eng
Summary
"Tsukiko, thirty-eight, works in an office and lives alone. One night, she happens to meet one of her former high school teachers, "Sensei" in a local bar. Tsukiko had only ever called him "Sensei" ("Teacher"). He is thirty years her senior, retired, and presumably a widower. Their relationship-traced by Kawakami's gentle hints at the changing seasons-develops from a perfunctory acknowledgment of each other as they eat and drink alone at the bar, to an enjoyable sense of companionship, and finally into a deeply sentimental love affair. As Tsukiko and Sensei grow to know and love one another, time's passing comes across through the seasons and the food and beverages they consume together. From warm sake to chilled beer, from the buds on the trees to the blooming of the cherry blossoms, the reader is enveloped by a keen sense of pathos and both characters' loneliness"--
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1958-
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Kawakami, Hiromi
Dewey number
895.6/36
Index
no index present
LC call number
PL855.A859
LC item number
S4613 2012
Literary form
fiction
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Powell, Allison Markin
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  • Middle-aged women
  • Older men
  • Japan
Label
The briefcase, by Hiromi Kawakami ; translated by Allison Markin Powell
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ocn746834455
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
176 p.
Isbn
9781582435992
Lccn
2011041521
Label
The briefcase, by Hiromi Kawakami ; translated by Allison Markin Powell
Publication
Control code
ocn746834455
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
176 p.
Isbn
9781582435992
Lccn
2011041521

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