ISBN: 9781564786388, 1564786382
OCLC Number: 668193886
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
Author: Kazushi Hosaka
Translator: Paul Warham
Language: en
Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
Publication Place: Champaign, IL
Japanese Copyright Year: 1990
English Publication Date: 2011
Notes: Japanese title: Puren songu.
Abstract: A nameless, ambitionless office worker finds his small apartment gradually invaded by three other people: all younger than himself, but seemingly no less adrift. The year is 1986, and the strange communal life of this foursome, extending over half a year, makes up the plot, such as it is, of Plainsong, as this ersatz family finds itself growing closer, and life continues--quietly--around them.