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Title:South of the Border, West of the Sun
Format Type:Ebook
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Publisher:Vintage
ISBN:0099448572
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Number of Pages:190
Category:Fiction, Japan, Japanese literature, Contemporary, Novels, Romance, Literature, Magical realism, Asia, Asian literature

South of the Border, West of the Sun by Haruki Murakami, Philip Gabriel

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Growing up in the suburbs of 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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