Translucent Tree

Translucent Tree

Book - 2008
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Random House, Inc.
Chigiri Yamazaki is a divorced single mother who has returned to Tsurugi City with her 11 year old daughter to care for her ailing father--a famouse sword maker whose business has completely faltered. It falls upon Chigiri to keep dept collectors at bay.

Go Imai, a freelance documentary maker, is on a business trip from Tokyo and has decided to stop by this little town of Tsurugi, where he had come to do a story on Chigiri's father 25 years ago. Go reunites with Chigiri, and the two begin a love story of epic consequence and passion reminiscent of the works of Marguerite Duras and Alice Munro, set against the backdrop of bucolic Japan.

Baker & Taylor
Returning to Tsurugi City with her eleven-year-old daughter to care for her ailing father, a famed sword maker, Chigiri Yamazaki, a divorced, single mother, takes it upon herself to preserve her father's failing business and is reunited with Go Imai, a freelance documentary filmmaker visiting Tsurugi where twenty-five years earlier he had done a story on Chigiri's father. 10,000 first printing.

Blackwell North Amer
Chigiri, a divorced single mother, lives in the countryside town where she grew up, caring for her sword-smith father whose trade and health are failing. Her life seems to be going nowhere. When a documentary filmmaker who worked on a piece about her father many years ago revisits the town, Chigiri, who was still a high school student back then, begins to feel like one again. Yet feelings aren't where it ends when a half-serious offer of prostitution is floated between the financially desperate Chigiri and Go, the visitor, who has since become successful in Tokyo.

Publisher: New York : Vertical ; London : Turnaround [distributor], 2008
ISBN: 9781934287149
Branch Call Number: F TAK
Characteristics: 188p. ; 20 cm


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