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Things Remembered and Things Forgotten Ginny Takemori

Things Remembered and Things Forgotten By Ginny Takemori

Things Remembered and Things Forgotten by Ginny Takemori


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Summary

Prize-winning Japanese author offers stories haunted by history.

Things Remembered and Things Forgotten Summary

Things Remembered and Things Forgotten by Ginny Takemori

'If we want to understand what has been lost to time, there is no way other than through the exercise of imagination ... imagination applied with delicate rather than broad strokes'. So wrote the award winning Japanese author Kyoko Nakajima of her story, Things Remembered and Things Forgotten, a piece that illuminates, as if by throwing a switch, the layers of wartime devastation that lie just below the surface of Tokyo's insistently modern culture. The ten acclaimed stories in this collection are pervaded by an air of Japanese ghostliness. In beautifully crafted and deceptively light prose, Nakajima portrays men and women beset by cultural amnesia and unaware of how haunted they are - by fragmented memories of war and occupation, by fading traditions, by buildings lost to firestorms and bulldozers, by the spirits of their recent past.

Things Remembered and Things Forgotten Reviews

These impressive stories bridge past and present, the familiar and the otherworldly, the lost and the found. -- David Mitchell, author of Number9Dream
Wonderful stories ... a perfect introduction to the quiet, subtle brilliance of Kyoko Nakajima. -- David Peace, author of Tokyo Year Zero

About Ginny Takemori

Kyoko Nakajima is a multi-award winning author of novels and short stories. She was awarded the prestigious Naoki Prize for her novel, The Little House, and the Izumi Kyoka Prize for When my Wife was a Shitake. Her work has been adapted for film.

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GOR011625543
9781908745965
1908745967
Things Remembered and Things Forgotten by Ginny Takemori
Used - Very Good
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