South of the Border, West of the Sun

South of the Border, West of the Sun

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A Japanese novel on a married businessman who has an affair with the girl of his youth. Hajime's relationship with Shimamoto had always been chaste, now they both make up for it--25 years later. By the author of The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle.
Publisher: New York : Vintage International, 2000, c1998
Edition: 1st Vintage International ed
ISBN: 9780679767398
0679767398
Characteristics: 213 p. ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Gabriel, Philip 1953-
Call Number: MURAKAMI, H.

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mexicanadiense
Feb 04, 2014

As a big fan of Murakami's work was glad to find the time to devour this slender volume. The mercilessly linear narrative detailling one man's progression from lonely childhood to troubled adulthood is gripping, and no easy answers are offered to the eternal conundrum of middle-aged man's failings.

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LazyNeko
Feb 08, 2012

A man has a midlife crisis when he rediscovers his childhood crush and questions his entire life. It's all very poetic... but it doesn't really disguise the fact that he's a two-timing cad.

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sky123
Jan 17, 2015

"What we needed were not words and promises but the steady accumulation of small realities." p.33

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LazyNeko
Feb 08, 2012

We were, the two of us, still fragmentary beings, just beginning to sense the presence of an unexpected, to-be-acquired reality that would fill us and make us whole.

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