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Author Yamada, Taichi, 1934-
山田太一, 1934-

Title Strangers / Taichi Yamada ; translated by Wayne P. Lammers
Edition First American edition
Published New York, NY : Vertical, [2003]


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 W'BOOL  893.6 T1935 A6/S  AVAILABLE
Description 203 pages ; 20 cm
Summary "When jaded 48-year-old scriptwriter Harada visits Tokyo's old entertainment district where he grew up, he encounters a likeable working man who is the spitting image of his dead father. Lonely, nostalgic, and willing to believe the unbelievable, Harada follows the mysterious man, embarking on a bittersweet journey into the womb of a city whose living inhabitants have perhaps changed too rapidly and lost their souls." "While the visits to his parents seem invigorating to Harada, his beautiful and strangely vulnerable neighbor Kei insists that he stop seeing them for his own good. A battle for the soul - Harada's, a tired city's - ensues in this thinking man's ghost story."--BOOK JACKET
Notes "This book is published within the Japanese Literature Publishing Project managed by the Japan Association for Cultural Exchange on behalf of the Agency for Cultural Affairs" -- t.p. verso
Originally published in Japanese as Ijin-tachi to no Natsu by Shinchosha, Tokyo, 1987 (verso t.p.)
Subject Middle-aged men -- Fiction.
Middle-aged men -- Japan -- Tokyo -- Fiction.
Apparitions -- Fiction.
SUBJECT Tokyo (Japan) -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Psychological fiction.
Psychological fiction
Psychological fiction.
Ghost stories
Illustrated wrappers (book covers)
Author Lammers, Wayne P., 1951-
Japanese Literature Publishing Project.
LC no. 2004351099
ISBN 193223442X hd
1932234039 paperback
Other Titles 880-02 Ijintachi to no natsu. English
880-02 異人たちとの夏. English