The End of the Moment We Had
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Two brilliant, multi-layered stories from the winner of the Kenzaburo Oe Prize: part of our Japanese novella series, showcasing the best contemporary Japanese writing
‘Nothing short of superb… This book gives me hope for the future of Japanese literature’ Kenzaburo Oe, winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature
In two stunning tales by novelist-playwright Toshiki Okada, characters stagger and thrash, bound by a generational hunger for human connection. On the eve of the Iraq War a couple find unexpected deliverance – fleeting and anonymous – at a love hotel. And wheels spin as a woman aches for something more from her husband, even as she knows she has enough.
Snapshots of moments high and low, these stories introduce us to an unsettlingly honest voice in contemporary Japanese fiction.