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Manazuru

(2010)
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Twelve years have passed since Kei's husband, Rei, disappeared and she was left alone with her three-year-old daughter. Her new relationship with a married man--the antithesis of Rei--has brought her life to a numbing stasis, and her relationships with her mother and daughter have spilled into routine, day after day. Kei begins making repeated trips to the seaside town of Manazuru, a place that jogs her memory to a moment in time she can never quite locate. Her time there by the water encompasses years of unsteady footing and a developing urgency to find something.

Through a poetic style embracing the surreal and grotesque, a quiet tenderness emerges from these dark moments. Manazuru is a meditation on memory--a profound, precisely delineated exploration of the relationships between lovers and family members. Both startlingly restless and immaculately compact, Manazuru paints the portrait of a woman on the brink of her own memories and future.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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September 2010 : USA Hardback
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Title: Manazuru
Author(s): Hiromi Kawakami
ISBN: 1-58243-627-4 / 978-1-58243-627-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Counterpoint
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November 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: Manazuru: A Novel
Author(s): Hiromi Kawakami
ISBN: 1-64009-018-5 / 978-1-64009-018-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Counterpoint
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August 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: Manazuru
Author(s): Hiromi Kawakami
ISBN: 1-58243-600-2 / 978-1-58243-600-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Counterpoint
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August 2010 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Manazuru
Author(s): Hiromi Kawakami
Publisher: Counterpoint
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