Goodbye Tsugumi

byBanana YoshimotoTranslated byMichael Emmerich

June 13, 2003|
Goodbye Tsugumi by Banana Yoshimoto
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Banana Yoshimoto''s novels of young life in Japan have made her an international sensation. Goodbye Tsugumi is an offbeat story of a deep and complicated friendship between two female cousins that ranks among her best work. Maria is the only daughter of an unmarried woman. She has grown up at the seaside alongside her cousin Tsugumi, a lifelong invalid, charismatic, spoiled, and occasionally cruel. Now Maria''s father is finally able to bring Maria and her mother to Tokyo, ushering Mariainto a world of university, impending adulthood, and a normal" family. When Tsugumi invites Maria to spend a last summer by the sea, a restful idyll becomes a time of dramatic growth as Tsugumi finds love and Maria learns the true meaning of home and family. She also has to confront both Tsugumi''s inner strength and the real possibility of losing her. Goodbye Tsugumi is a beguiling, resonant novel from one of the world''s finest young writers. "
Banana Yoshimoto, 1964 - Novelist Banana Yoshimoto was born Mahoko Yoshimoto on July 24, 1964 in Tokyo, Japan. She is the daughter of poet and commentator Yoshimoto Ryumei, who had an impact on the radical student movement of the late 1960's. She attended Tokyo's Nihon University, where she studied creative writing and won a faculty aw...
Title:Goodbye TsugumiFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:192 pages, 7.25 X 5 X 0.62 inShipping dimensions:192 pages, 7.25 X 5 X 0.62 inPublished:June 13, 2003Publisher:Grove/AtlanticLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0802139914

ISBN - 13:9780802139917

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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