Flowers of Grass

Author: Takehiko Fukunaga

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Outside Tokyo, a tuberculosis sanatorium in the village of K has a six-bed ward that the narrator, an aspiring poet, shares with a student of linguistics and budding writer named Shiomi. After the stubborn Shiomi insists on undergoing a dangerous surgical procedure and dies in the process, two notebooks turn up in his bedsheets. “Flowers of Grass” unfolds as the narrator reads them, asking himself if Shiomi’s death was a sort of suicide, and learning the details of his late friend’s two great loves: for a brother and sister, both of whom reject him.Fukunaga himself spent seven years recuperating from tuberculosis following World War II, and drew on his own experiences to create a fully realized portrait of a young man of fastidious intelligence and great sorrow, and how it is possible, seeing reality from the side of death and despair, to still choose life. show more

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Weight 300 g
Author

Takehiko Fukunaga

Publisher

Dalkey Archive Press

Binding

Paperback / softback

ISBN-10

1564787141

Dimensions

203 x 139 x 17

Language

English

Country of Pub

United States

Book Condition

New

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