N.P

N.P

A Novel

Book - 1994
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In N.P., Banana Yoshimoto's enchanting novel of uncanny subtlety, style, magic, and mystery, a celebrated Japanese writer has committed suicide, leaving behind a collection of stories written in English. But the book, itself titled N.P., may never be published in his native Japan: each translator who takes up the ninety-eighth story chooses death too-including Kazami Kano's boyfriend, Shoji. Haunted by Shoji's death, Kazami is inexorably drawn to three young people whose lives are intimately bound to the late writer and his work. Over the course of an astonishing summer, she will discover the truth behind the ninety-eighth story-and she will come to believe that "everything that had happened was shockingly beautiful, enough to make you crazy."
Publisher: New York : Grove Press, 1994.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780802115454
0802115454
Branch Call Number: YOSH
Characteristics: 194 p. ; 19 cm.
Additional Contributors: Sherif, Ann

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LazyNeko
Sep 26, 2011

Perhaps it's the heavy incest (x2) and suicide (x3.5) storyline, but I found the whole book oppressively bleak.

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Sep 26, 2011

"I can't imagine a life without a story," Sui said.

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