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South of the Border, West of the Sun

South of the Border, West of the Sun

Author: Haruki Murakami
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Born in 1951 in an affluent Tokyo suburb, Hajime - 'beginning' in Japanese - has arrived at middle age wanting for almost nothing. The postwar years have brought him a fine marriage, two daughters, and an enviable career as the proprietor of two jazz clubs. Yet a nagging sense of inauthenticity about his success threatens Hajime's happiness. And a boyhood memory of a wise, lonely girl named Shimamoto clouds his heart. When Shimamoto shows up one rainy night, now a breathtaking beauty with a secret from which she is unable to escape, the fault lines of doubt in Hajime's quotidian existence begin to give way. And the details of stolen moments past and present - a Nat King Cole melody, a face pressed against a window, a handful of ashes drifting downriver to the sea - threaten to undo him completely.

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'Casablanca remade Japanese-style': a moving, thoughtful story of long-lost love and second chances

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General Fields

  • : 9780099448570
  • : Random House
  • : Vintage
  • : November 2002
  • : 198mm X 130mm
  • : November 2012
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 186
  • : Modern fiction
  • : Haruki Murakami
  • : Paperback
  • : New edition