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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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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
Index
no index present
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
Copyright
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Translated from the Japanese
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
746834455
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
176 pages
Isbn
9781582435992
Lccn
2011041521
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
The briefcase, by Hiromi Kawakami ; translated by Allison Markin Powell
Publication
Copyright
Note
Translated from the Japanese
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
746834455
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
176 pages
Isbn
9781582435992
Lccn
2011041521
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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