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South of the Border, West of the Sun - Philip Gabriel, Haruki Murakami
South of the Border, West of the Sun
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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.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780099448570 (0099448572)
Publisher: Vintage
Pages no: 190
Edition language: English
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The Last Reader
The Last Reader rated it
3.5
Illuminati
Illuminati rated it
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...
Brain Gourmet
Brain Gourmet rated it
5.0 South of the Border, West of the Sun
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...
otakumom
otakumom rated it
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...
Just Books & Books
Just Books & Books rated it
5.0 Al sur de la frontera, al oeste del sol
Simplemente no se que decir. La verdad es de este tipo de libros que te deja suspendido entre la orilla y el vacio, no sabes si salar o quedarte con lo seguro, con lo que simplemente leiste. Y ahi esta el problema; de una manera muy unica, para mi que he empezado la literatura japones que Murakami, ...
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