Parade: A Folktale
On a summer afternoon, Tsukiko and her former high school teacher have prepared and eaten somen noodles together.
“Tell me a story from long ago,” Sensei says.
“I wasn’t alive long a ...more
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Kawakami reminds us of the weightlessness of some memories, how upon touching air— upon being said aloud— they practically dissolve. But they do not go away.
I want to say more about why I favored this little book (both in size and page count), but I am still finding the words to do so since the feeling I am experiencing after turning the final page is that of a short film or Studio Ghibli plot. I feel a calmness, a simplicity, and a nostalgic magic from each word, sentence, and phrase.
I find the topic of ...more
Born in Tokyo, Kawakami graduated from Ochanomizu Women's College in 1980. She made her debut as "Yamada Hiromi" in NW-SF No. 16, edited by Yamano Koichi and Yamada Kazuko, in 1980 with the story ...more