Strange Weather in Tokyo: A Novel

Strange Weather in Tokyo: A Novel by Hiromi Kawakami 1640090169 9781640090163
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Shortlisted for the 2013 Man Asian Literary Prize, Strange Weather in Tokyo is a story of loneliness and love that defies age.

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 develops from a perfunctory acknowledgment of each other as they eat and drink alone at the bar, to a hesitant intimacy which tilts awkwardly and poignantly into love.

As Tsukiko and Sensei grow to know and love one another, times passing is marked by Kawakamis gentle hints at the changing seasons: from warm sake to chilled beer, from the buds on the trees to the blooming of the cherry blossoms. Strange Weather in Tokyo is a moving, funny, and immersive tale of modern Japan and old-fashioned romance.

Author: Hiromi Kawakami

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 192

Publisher: Counterpoint

Publication Date: 2017-11-14

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