Strange Weather in Tokyo reading group reviews
5 August 2013 / 7 Comments
We gave 20 reading groups the opportunity to read and review Strange Weather in Tokyo by Japanese author Hiromi Kawakami.
About the book
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.
About the author
Born in Tokyo in 1959, Hiromi Kawakami is one of Japan's most popular contemporary novelists, famous for her literary, off-beat fiction. Hiromi has won several awards for her works, including the 2001 Tanizaki Prize in Japan for Strange Weather in Tokyo.
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