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Moshi-Moshi: A Novel

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Published by Counterpoint on 2016-12-13
Hardcover: $25.00
FICTION / Literary


In Moshi-Moshi, Yoshie’s much-loved musician father has died in a suicide pact with an unknown woman. It is only when Yoshie and her mother move to Shimo-kitazawa, a traditional Tokyo neighborhood of narrow streets, quirky shops, and friendly residents that they can finally start to put their painful past behind them. However, despite their attempts to move forward, Yoshie is haunted by nightmares in which her father is looking for the phone he left behind on the day he died, or on which she is trying—unsuccessfully—to call him. Is her dead father trying to communicate a message to her through these dreams?

With the lightness of touch and surreal detachment that are the hallmarks of her writing, Banana Yoshimoto turns a potential tragedy into a poignant coming-of-age ghost story and a life-affirming homage to the healing powers of community, food, and family.

Published in 2010 in Japanese in Tokyo, it has sold over 29,000 copies there so far. “In Moshi-Moshi, Banana’s narrator addresses the poignant question, how do you rebuild your life when your much-loved father loses his life in shocking circumstances?”

(Hardcover, 2016-12-13)


ASIN: 1619027860
ISBN: 9781619027862
EAN: 9781619027862

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A young Japanese woman is left hurt, confused, and lost in the wake of her father’s mysterious death.

A fleeting portrait of a critical moment in a young woman’s life, one with which the late John Hughes might have felt some kinship.

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