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Sputnik Sweetheart

Original title:
スプートニクの恋人
Transliterated title:
Supūtoniku no Koibito
Authors:
Haruki Murakami (author) and Philip Gabriel (translator)
Language:
English
Publisher:
Wings Books
Category:
Novel
Publication year:
2002
Original publication year:
1999
ISBN:
978-0-099-44847-1
Pages:
229
Synopsis:

The story follows an unnamed narrator (simply called K.), a timid schoolteacher who is madly (and unrequitedly) in love with Sumire, an aspiring writer whose life tends to be topsy-turvy until she falls in love with a Korean woman, Miu, who is 17 years her senior. Miu is in the wine business, and as Miu gives Sumire a job in her company, they end up spending a lot of time together.

Review:

This book is an enigma to me. I have to admit, I don't really understand the point of it, but nevertheless it made for very interesting reading. The pacing is good, the characters are well-developed, and the dialog is excellent. If you want an enjoyable "Huh?"-experience, I can heartily recommend it.

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