South of the Border, West of the Sun
Growing up in the suburbs in post-war Japan, it seemed to Hajime that everyone but him had brothers and sisters. His sole companion was Shimamoto, also an only child. Together they spent long afternoons listening to her father's record collection. But when his family moved away, the two lost... show more
Growing up in the suburbs in post-war Japan, it seemed to Hajime that everyone but him had brothers and sisters. His sole companion was Shimamoto, also an only child. Together they spent long afternoons listening to her father's record collection. But when his family moved away, the two lost touch. Now Hajime is in his thirties. After a decade of drifting he has found happiness with his loving wife and two daughters, and success running a jazz bar. Then Shimamoto reappears. She is beautiful, intense, enveloped in mystery. Hajime is catapulted into the past, putting at risk all he has in the present.
Publish date: 11-10-2011
Pages no: 190
Edition language: English
, Literary Fiction
, Asian Literature
, Magical Realism
, Japanese Literature
Hajime is a self made man. He owns two piano jazz bars has an adoring wife and two wonderful children. But Hajime has a problem he cannot get the image of his close childhood friend Shimamoto from his mind. One day many years later a beautiful elegant lady sits drinking in one of his bars. As he clo...
இரண்டு குழந்தைகளுக்கு தகப்பனான ஹஜிமேவுக்கு தன் இளவயதில் நிராசையாகிப் போன கனவு மத்திமவயதில் நிறைவேறும் வாய்ப்பு கிடைக்கிறது. அழகான மனைவி, அமைதியான குடும்பம், வளமையான வாழ்க்கை என எல்லாம் இருந்தும் அந்த நிராசையே அவனது வாழ்க்கையில் விவரிக்க முடியாத ஒரு வெற்றிடத்தை ஏற்படுத்துகிறது. அமைதியின்மைக்கும் தே...
Having read three Murakami works, I thought he was easily distinguishable from all other authors, however, his books were hard to tell apart. They all deal with pretty much the same topics and have similar sets of characters (cats included!).South of the Border, West of the Sun is no exception. It h...
This work deals with Hajime who again is a character who is somehow on the fringes of the mainstream or doesn't necessarily feel at home with mainstream society. To say that he is a happily married man is not accurate. He's a contently married man until his childhood friend and first love, Shimamo...