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Woman Running in the Mountains

3.5 of 5 stars 3.50  ·  rating details  ·  12 ratings  ·  2 reviews
Hardcover, 275 pages
Published March 6th 1991 by Pantheon
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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.
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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