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Goodbye Tsugumi

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ISBN13: 9780802116383
ISBN10: 0802116388
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Banana Yoshimoto's novels have made her an international sensation, and her most recent, Asleep, was a triumphant performance, delighting her many fans. Now she returns with a magical, offbeat story of a deep and complicated friendship between two young female cousins that ranks among her best work.

Maria is the only daughter of an unmarried woman. She has grown up at the seaside alongside her cousin Tsugumi, a lifelong invalid who is charismatic, spoiled, and occasionally cruel. When Maria's father is finally able to bring Maria and her mother to Tokyo, it ushers Maria into a world of university enrollment, impending adulthood, and a "normal" family. Then Tsugumi invites Maria to spend a last summer by the sea, and a restful idyll becomes a time of dramatic growth, as Tsugumi finds love and Maria learns the true meaning of home and family. She also has to confront both Tsugumi's inner strength and the real possibility of losing her. Goodbye Tsugumi is a beguiling, resonant novel from one of the world's finest young writers.

Review:

"Two teenaged cousins spend a final summer in their seaside hometown, in the gentle, reflective latest from Yoshimoto....Lyrical, accessible, enchanting: Yoshimoto deserves her international popularity." Kirkus Reviews

Review:

"Emmerich's translation overcomes the occasional awkward moment to render the frank yet understated language that animates this modest story." Publishers Weekly

Synopsis:

Yoshimoto's novels have made her an international sensation, and her most recent, "Asleep, " was a triumphant performance, delighting her fans. Now she returns with a magical, offbeat story of a deep and complicated friendship between two young female cousins that ranks among her best work.

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Annette P, October 17, 2010 (view all comments by Annette P)
What I enjoy about Banana Yoshimoto's writing is her ability to tell a story simply as she invites the reader to unravel and discover the intricate psychology of her characters. In Goodbye Tsugumi, I found myself sympathetic to the characters, even when at times I wondered why/how anyone could. I enjoyed Goodbye Tsugumi as both a coming-of-age story and one of self-discovery.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780802116383
Translator:
Yoshimoto, Banana
Translator:
Emmerich, Michael
Publisher:
Grove Press
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Tokyo
Subject:
Japanese fiction
Subject:
Cousins
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Edition Description:
Uncorrected proof, 1st ed.
Series Volume:
1120
Publication Date:
August 2002
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Pages:
186
Dimensions:
7.54x5.30x.78 in. .60 lbs.

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Goodbye Tsugumi
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Product details 186 pages Grove Press - English 9780802116383 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Two teenaged cousins spend a final summer in their seaside hometown, in the gentle, reflective latest from Yoshimoto....Lyrical, accessible, enchanting: Yoshimoto deserves her international popularity."
"Review" by , "Emmerich's translation overcomes the occasional awkward moment to render the frank yet understated language that animates this modest story."
"Synopsis" by , Yoshimoto's novels have made her an international sensation, and her most recent, "Asleep, " was a triumphant performance, delighting her fans. Now she returns with a magical, offbeat story of a deep and complicated friendship between two young female cousins that ranks among her best work.
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