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The Book of Tokyo: A City in Short Fiction
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Size (L x W x H) 198 mm x 129 mm x 12 mm
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Goodreads Rating: 3.61

Condition: New

Edited By: Masashi Matsuei

Publisher: Comma Press

Year of Publication: 2015

ISBN10: 1905583575

ISBN13: 9781905583577

Publisher's Description:

 

At first, Tokyo appears in these stories as it does to many outsiders: a city of bewildering scale, awe-inspiring modernity, peculiar rules, unknowable secrets and, to some extent, danger. Characters observe their fellow citizens from afar, hesitant to stray from their daily routines to engage with them.

 

But Tokyo being the city it is, random encounters inevitably take place - a naive book collector, mistaken for a French speaker, is drawn into a world he never knew existed; a woman seeking psychiatric help finds herself in a taxi with an older man wanting to share his own peculiar revelations; a depressed divorcee accepts an unexpected lunch invitation to try Thai food for the very first time...

 

The result in each story is a small but crucial change in perspective, a sampling of the unexpected yet simple pleasure of other people's company. As one character puts it, 'The world is full of delicious things, you know.'

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Condition: New 

Paperback | 224 pages

129 x 198 x 12mm | 232g