Hardboiled & Hard Luck
First edition (Japanese)
Published in English
|Media type||Print (Hardback & Paperback)|
|LC Class||PL865.O7138 H3313 2005|
|Preceded by||English: Goodbye Tsugumi (novel)|
This book consists of two separate stories, making up the two parts of the book's title. The first story, Hardboiled, is written from the perspective of a woman who is hiking alone, passes a strange shrine and ends up in a hotel with a couple of surreal incidents that follow. Her back story is filled in as a mixture of narrative and dream sequences. The second story, Hard Luck, is about a woman whose sister Kuni is in a coma. Kuni's fiancé leaves her after the incident, but his brother continues to visit. It becomes apparent that he is interested in the protagonist of the story.
Hardboiled & Hard Luck (English edition) by Banana Yoshimoto
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