Strange weather in Tokyo - Hiromi Kawakami

Jacket Image
Format:
Paperback
ISBN:
9781846275104
Published:
05 Jun 2014
Publisher:
Portobello Books
Dimensions:
192 pages: 198 x 129 x 15mm

Tsukiko is in her late 30s and living alone when one night she happens to meet one of her former high school teachers, 'Sensei', in a bar. He is at least thirty years her senior, retired and, she presumes, a widower. After this initial encounter, the pair continue to meet occasionally to share food and drink sake, and as the seasons pass - from spring cherry blossom to autumnal mushrooms - Tsukiko and Sensei come to develop a hesitant intimacy which tilts awkwardly and poignantly into love.Perfectly constructed, funny, and moving,Strange Weather in Tokyois a tale of modern Japan and old-fashioned romance.

Born in 1959 in Tokyo, HIROMI KAWAKAMI is one of Japan's most popular contemporary novelists. Her novelDrowningwon both the Ito Sei Literature Award and Joryu Bungaku Sho (Woman Writers' Prize) in 2000. Her novelManazuruwon the 2011 Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission Prize.ALLISON MARKIN POWELL is a literary translator and editor in New York City. She has translated works by Osamu Dazai, Kaho Nakayama, and Motoyuki Shibata, and she was the guest editor for the first Japan issue ofWords Without Borders.