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Parade by Hiromi Kawakami
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Read this in one sitting and it was an absolute delight. Short and (bitter)sweet, full of playful language (props to translator Allison Markin Powell for such flourishes as 'dillydally,' which add so much color to the story, but never seem out-of-step with the author's voice), and structured so as to pull you right into it. (Also loved the illustrations, which offer a completely unexpected—and again, playful—visualization of the mythological tengu.) This is a companion story to the Hiromi Kawakami's Strange Weather in Tokyo, but you needn't have read the novel in order to dip into this (I hadn't). But Parade does make you want to spend more time with Sensei and Tsukiko, so I'm looking forward to picking up Strange Weather very soon.
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Reading Progress

October 24, 2019 – Started Reading
October 24, 2019 – Shelved
October 24, 2019 – Shelved as: japanese
October 24, 2019 – Shelved as: in-translation
October 24, 2019 – Shelved as: women-in-translation
October 24, 2019 – Shelved as: one-sitting-read
October 24, 2019 – Shelved as: mythology-folklore
October 24, 2019 – Shelved as: novella
October 24, 2019 – Shelved as: illustrated
October 24, 2019 – Finished Reading

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