The Love We Share Without Knowing
By (author) Christopher Barzak
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Love We Share Without Knowing by Christopher Barzak
Book DescriptionIn this haunting, richly woven novel of modern life in Japan, the author of the acclaimed debut One for Sorrow explores the ties that bind humanity across the deepest divides. Here is a Murakamiesque jewel box of intertwined narratives in which the lives of several strangers are gently linked through love, loss, and fate. On a train filled with quietly sleeping passengers, a young man's life is forever altered when he is miraculously seen by a blind man. In a quiet town an American teacher who has lost her Japanese lover to death begins to lose her own self. On a remote road amid fallow rice fields, four young friends carefully take their own lives--and in that moment they become almost as one. In a small village a disaffected American teenager stranded in a strange land discovers compassion after an encounter with an enigmatic red fox, and in Tokyo a girl named Love learns the deepest lessons about its true meaning from a coma patient lost in dreams of an affair gone wrong. From the neon colors of Tokyo, with its game centers and karaoke bars, to the bamboo groves and hidden shrines of the countryside, these souls and others mingle, revealing a profound tale of connection--uncovering the love we share without knowing. Exquisitely perceptive and deeply affecting, Barzak's artful storytelling deftly illuminates the inner lives of those attempting to find--or lose--themselves in an often incomprehensible world.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780553385649
Paperback / softback
(209mm x 133mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Random House Inc
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Christopher Barzak
Wonders of the Invisible World, Paperback / softback (September 2016)
Seventeen-year-old Aiden has been living like a ghost since his mother tried to stop a family curse by causing him to forget his psychic experiences but when Jarrod, a childhood friend, returns, so do the memories and Aiden is compelled to seek the truth and release them all from the story that has trapped them.
Interfictions 2, Paperback (December 2009)
Twenty-one gems showing that the freshest, most startling stories come from the spaces between conventional genres.
One for Sorrow, Paperback (August 2007)» View all books by Christopher Barzak
Barzaks delicately wrought debut novel is a poignant coming-of-age tale with the emotional resonance of "The Lovely Bones" and the rough edges of "The Catcher in the Rye."
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Author Biography - Christopher Barzak
After two years as an English teacher in Japan, Christopher Barzak returned to his home state of Ohio, where he teaches writing at Youngstown State University. His stories have appeared in the anthologies "Trampoline, The Coyote Road, Salon Fantastique, Interfictions, " and" The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror, " as well as in the publications "Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet, Realms of Fantasy, " and "Nerve, " among others. He is also the author of One for Sorrow," " his debut novel.
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