Strange Weather in Tokyo

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Tsukiko is in her late thirties and living alone when one night she happens to meet one of her former high school teachers, Sensei, in a bar. After this initial encounter, the pair continue to meet occasionally to share food and drink sake and come to develop a hesitant intimacy which tilts awkwardly into love.

ISBN: 9781783785797 Author: Kawakami, Hiromi Publisher: Granta Books Publication Date: 6th August 2020 Imprint: Granta Books Cover: Paperback Dewey: 895.636 (edition:23) Pages: 217 Language: English Edition: Reprint Readership: General - Trade / Code: K Category: Subjects: ,

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 Tokyo is a tale of modern Japan and old-fashioned romance. This edition contains the bonus story, ‘Parade’, which imagines an ordinary day in the lives of this unusual couple.

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