Flowers of grass

ISBN: 9781564787149, 1564787141
OCLC Number: 812263072
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
Author: Takehiko Fukunaga
Translator: Royall Tyler
Language: en
Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
Publication Place: Champaign, IL
English Publication Date: 2012
Notes: Japanese title: Kusa no hana. Afterword by Royall Tyler.
Abstract: Outside Tokyo, a tuberculosis sanatorium in the village of K has a six-bed ward that the narrator, an aspiring poet, shares with a student of linguistics and budding writer named Shiomi. After the stubborn Shiomi insists on undergoing a dangerous surgical procedure and dies in the process, two notebooks turn up in his bed-sheets. Flowers of Grass unfolds as the narrator reads them, asking himself if Shiomi's death was a sort of suicide, and learning the details of his late friend's two great loves: for a brother and sister, both of whom reject him.