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Berkeley, Calif. : Counterpoint : Distributed by Publishers Group West, c2012.
Physical Desc:
176 pages ; 21 cm.
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Central
FICTION Kawakami, H.
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"Tsukiko, thirty-eight, works in an office and lives alone. One night, she happens to meet one of her former high school teachers, "Sensei" in a local bar. Tsukiko had only ever called him "Sensei" ("Teacher"). He is thirty years her senior, retired, and presumably a widower. Their relationship-traced by Kawakami's gentle hints at the changing seasons-develops from a perfunctory acknowledgment of each other as they eat and drink alone at the bar, to an enjoyable sense of companionship, and finally into a deeply sentimental love affair. As Tsukiko and Sensei grow to know and love one another, time's passing comes across through the seasons and the food and beverages they consume together. From warm sake to chilled beer, from the buds on the trees to the blooming of the cherry blossoms, the reader is enveloped by a keen sense of pathos and both characters' loneliness"--

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"Tsukiko, thirty-eight, works in an office and lives alone. One night, she happens to meet one of her former high school teachers, "Sensei" in a local bar. Tsukiko had only ever called him "Sensei" ("Teacher"). He is thirty years her senior, retired, and presumably a widower. Their relationship-traced by Kawakami's gentle hints at the changing seasons-develops from a perfunctory acknowledgment of each other as they eat and drink alone at the bar, to an enjoyable sense of companionship, and finally into a deeply sentimental love affair. As Tsukiko and Sensei grow to know and love one another, time's passing comes across through the seasons and the food and beverages they consume together. From warm sake to chilled beer, from the buds on the trees to the blooming of the cherry blossoms, the reader is enveloped by a keen sense of pathos and both characters' loneliness"--,Provided by publisher.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Kawakami, H., & Powell, A. M. (2012). The briefcase. Berkeley, Calif.: Counterpoint : Distributed by Publishers Group West.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Kawakami, Hiromi, 1958- and Allison Markin. Powell. 2012. The Briefcase. Berkeley, Calif.: Counterpoint : Distributed by Publishers Group West.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Kawakami, Hiromi, 1958- and Allison Markin. Powell, The Briefcase. Berkeley, Calif.: Counterpoint : Distributed by Publishers Group West, 2012.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Kawakami, Hiromi, and Allison Markin Powell. The Briefcase. Berkeley, Calif.: Counterpoint : Distributed by Publishers Group West, 2012. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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