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.

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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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Weight 0.226 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 1.3 cm
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Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

217

Language

English

Edition

Reprint

Dewey

895.636 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K