South of the Border, West of the Sun

ISBN: 9780099448570
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Publisher,Vintage
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Format, Paperback
Weight, 240 g
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Growing up in the suburbs in post-war Japan, it seemed to Hajime that everyone but him had brothers and sisters. His sole companion was Shimamoto, also an only child. Together they spent long afternoons listening to her father's record collection. But when his family moved away, the two lost touch. Now Hajime is in his thirties. After a decade of drifting he has found happiness with his loving wife and two daughters, and success running a jazz bar. Then Shimamoto reappears. She is beautiful, intense, enveloped in mystery. Hajime is catapulted into the past, putting at risk all he has in the present.

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Jane
South of the Border West of the Sun

A nostalgic read with the main male lead who does not have the typical traits of all Murakami male leads. Very refreshing and with beautiful proses.

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Ejam
Well written and nice story

This book is very good. It describe a life of an ordinry person and your relations since elementary school until become a well stablish men. It seens that he love every woman around himm

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Nurul
excellent

The novel tells the story of Hajime, starting from his childhood in a small town in Japan. Here he meets a girl, Shimamoto, who is also an only child and suffers from polio, which causes her to drag her leg as she walks.