Friendship For Grown-Ups

  • Title: Friendship For Grown-Ups
  • Author: Nao-Cola Yamazaki Polly Barton
  • ISBN: 9781911343028
  • Page: 123
  • Format: Paperback
  • Friendship For Grown Ups The Untouchable ApartmentKandagawa s relationship with Mano ended over four years ago which is why she s surprised when he calls her drunk to tell her that their old apartment has been knocked down
    The Untouchable ApartmentKandagawa s relationship with Mano ended over four years ago, which is why she s surprised when he calls her, drunk, to tell her that their old apartment has been knocked down As they walk through the city, Kandagawa relives moments of their relationship and questions their decision to be apart Lose Your Private Life Waterumi Yano is a successfulThe Untouchable ApartmentKandagawa s relationship with Mano ended over four years ago, which is why she s surprised when he calls her, drunk, to tell her that their old apartment has been knocked down As they walk through the city, Kandagawa relives moments of their relationship and questions their decision to be apart Lose Your Private Life Waterumi Yano is a successful young novelist, her books winning prestigious prizes and the hearts of readers all over the world However, Waterumi is herself a fiction, a penname for the 28 year old Terumi Yano, a woman struggling to hold on to her identity as she is increasingly recognized by her loved ones as Waterumi.A GenealogyA fable like retelling which broadly sketches the evolution of mankind Despite fictional magical retellings The frog gave birth to the dinosaur , the narrative begins with of a rock and ending with Kandagawa, sitting in a bath in her apartment, remembering how, in the past, she used to be a fish Though the narrative appears to be summarizing thousands of years worth of development, Kandagawa s closing memory of being a fish seems to imply that the whole evolution has simply taken place in the time it has taken for us to read the short story which, because this evolution exists only as the short story, it technically has Or, we are left wondering if Kandagawa is accessing a kind of collective memory.Translated by Polly Barton.Design by Nigel Aono Billson.

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    1. This is a collection of three stories and each seems to be interconnected ever so slightly. The writing is evocative, crisp and brilliant. I know this is a book I'll keep coming back to.

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    2. Premise: This book contains three stories: 'A Genealogy', a brief history of life on earth; 'The Untouchable Apartment', in which Kandagawa and her ex go see the site where the building they used to live in was demolished; and 'Lose Your Private Life', in which novelist Yano wants a relationship with musician Matsumoto, but he can only see her as a novelist, not a person.Thoughts: Let's start with a negative in order to end with two positives: I did not like the third story. The characters were [...]

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    3. A short but satisfying collection of loosely linked stories. The theme, is any seems to be that of changes, even if they aren't fully acknowledged. A rock suddenly becomes life, an author struggles with the fact that people judge her by her books and not just her character, and another comes to terms with a past boyfriend, and the destruction of their former home. For a colleciton preoccupied with incompatible dualities, it does not seem focused on conflict or distress. Instead the calm, bemused [...]

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    4. I found the three stories quite anecdotal yet ultimately boring. The prose reads as though it is written by a beginner, someone new to writing. (Not a negative, btw.) Simple but ineffective. Perhaps due to translation, I was questioning if this had been through an editor's hand; there are a few mistakes, sloppy writing, a pointlessness to it all.

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    5. We want it, but we hate it. The two sides of one single heart. Yamazaki-san pictured it perfectly.

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