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The Resource The briefcase, by Hiromi Kawakami ; translated by Allison Markin Powell

The briefcase, by Hiromi Kawakami ; translated by Allison Markin Powell

Label
The briefcase
Title
The briefcase
Statement of responsibility
by Hiromi Kawakami ; translated by Allison Markin Powell
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Tsukiko, thirty-eight, works in an office and lives alone. One night, she happens to meet one of her former high school teachers, "Sensei" in a local bar. Tsukiko had only ever called him "Sensei" ("Teacher"). He is thirty years her senior, retired, and presumably a widower. Their relationship-traced by Kawakami's gentle hints at the changing seasons-develops from a perfunctory acknowledgment of each other as they eat and drink alone at the bar, to an enjoyable sense of companionship, and finally into a deeply sentimental love affair. As Tsukiko and Sensei grow to know and love one another, time's passing comes across through the seasons and the food and beverages they consume together. From warm sake to chilled beer, from the buds on the trees to the blooming of the cherry blossoms, the reader is enveloped by a keen sense of pathos and both characters' loneliness"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
E7B
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1958-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kawakami, Hiromi
Dewey number
895.63
Index
no index present
LC call number
PL855.A859
LC item number
S4613 2012eb
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Powell, Allison Markin
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Middle-aged women
  • Older men
  • Japan
  • FICTION
  • Middle-aged women
  • Older men
  • Japan
Label
The briefcase, by Hiromi Kawakami ; translated by Allison Markin Powell
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
794488749
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (176 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781619020436
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
9c60d837-c990-4bfd-8ee3-655fc1e56068
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)794488749
Label
The briefcase, by Hiromi Kawakami ; translated by Allison Markin Powell
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
794488749
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (176 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781619020436
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
9c60d837-c990-4bfd-8ee3-655fc1e56068
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)794488749

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