ISBN: 193223442X, 9781932234428, 1932234039, 9781932234039
OCLC Number: 53154364
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
Author: Taichi Yamada
Translator: Wayne P. Lammers
Language: en
Publisher: Vertical
Publication Place: New York
English Publication Date: 2003
Notes: Japanese title: Ijintachi to no natsu. A Japanese Literature Publishing Project selection.
Abstract: When jaded 48-year-old scriptwriter Harada visits Tokyo's old entertainment district where he grew up, he encounters a likeable working man who is the spitting image of his dead father. Lonely, nostalgic, and willing to believe the unbelievable, Harada follows the mysterious man, embarking on a bittersweet journey into the womb of a city whose living inhabitants have perhaps changed too rapidly and lost their souls.