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Woman Running in the Mountains

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Hardcover, 275 pages
Published March 6th 1991 by Pantheon
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Devin Curtis
Sep 01, 2016 Devin Curtis rated it it was ok
Like another reviewer (who I went to to see if this was worth continuing) I found this book not unreadable, but completely unremarkable. It's mostly solid prose, but with nothing interesting about it. The characters and plot are also from what I read very standard. Maybe if I weren't feeling an imminent time pressure right now I would continue it a little longer, but it just seemed like my time would be better spent elsewhere.
Vleegoodfellow
May 16, 2012 Vleegoodfellow rated it it was ok
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with the caveat that I only read the first fifty pages (full-disclosure) the book is unexceptional literature. You get a lot of expositional plotting related to a pending pregnancy, but little in the way of real dimensionality related to its central character/supporting characters. The story fails to penetrate the surface, state things with any degree of poetry or make any conclusions worth reflecting upon in regards to life in general. It's why I stopped reading.
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Aug 27, 2012 Janet rated it liked it
Pulled this off of my fathers book shelf while visiting, and wasn't sure what to expect. Actually enjoyed it. It will likely speak to you more if you are a woman and have had a child. I found her fight for independence and struggle to escape from her dysfunctional family and abusive father as seen through the Japanese culture both interesting and moving.
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Yūko Tsushima is the pen name of Satoko Tsushima, a contemporary Japanese fiction writer, essayist and critic. She is the daughter of famed novelist Osamu Dazai, who died when she was one year old. She is considered "one of the most important Japanese writers of her generation" (The New York Times).

She has won many major literary prizes, including the Kawabata for "The Silent Traders," one of the
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