First edition (Japanese)
Published in English
|Media type||Print (Hardback)|
|LC Class||PL865.O7138 T7613 2002|
|Preceded by||Asleep (novel)|
|Followed by||Hardboiled & Hard Luck (novel)|
Tsugumi is a sickly but feisty and somewhat unpleasant young girl living in a small Japanese seaside town at the family inn with her parents, sister Yoko, aunt Masako, and cousin Maria (the protagonist). Following the divorce of Maria's father, Maria and Masako move to Tokyo to be with him, where Maria attends university. Shortly after the move, Maria receives a call from Tsugumi to say that the family are selling the inn. Maria returns to the town for one last summer to remember her childhood and reconcile her strained relationship with Tsugumi while she still can. But then they didn't realize the true display of true will.
Goodbye Tsugumi (English edition) by Banana Yoshimoto
- Hardcover - ISBN 0-8021-1638-8 published by Grove Press
- Paperback - ISBN 0-8021-3991-4, published by Grove Press
A passage from this novel was published in the November 2009 SAT Reasoning Test.
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