The Nakano Thrift Shop

ISBN9781609453992
PublisherIPS International
PublishedJune 6, 2017
Pages272
AuthorHiromi Kawakami
FormatPAPERBACK
Weight0.5 Kg.
Height8.5 in.
Width5.3 in.
Depth0.7 in.

The Nakano Thrift Shop

Hiromi Kawakami

PAPERBACK

June 6, 2017

Featuring a delightfully offbeat cast of characters, The Nakano Thrift Shop is
a generous-hearted portrayal of human relationships by one of Japan's most beloved authors.

Objects for sale at the Nakano Thrift Shop appear as commonplace as the staff and customers that handle them. But like those same customers and staff, they hold many secrets. If examined carefully, they show the signs of innumerable extravagancies, of immeasurable pleasure and pain, and of the deep mysteries of the human heart.

Hitomi, the inexperienced young woman who works the register at Mr. Nakano's thrift shop, has fallen for her coworker, the oddly reserved Takeo.
Unsure of how to attract his attention, she seeks advice from her employer's sister, Masayo, whose sentimental entanglements make her a somewhat unconventional guide. But thanks in part to Masayo, Hitomi will come to realize that love, desire, and intimacy require acceptance not only of idiosyncrasies but also of the delicate waltz between open and hidden secrets.

Animating each delicately rendered chapter in Kawakami's playful novel is Mr. Nakano himself, an original, entertaining, and enigmatic creation whose
compulsive mannerisms, secretive love life, and impulsive behavior defy all
expectations.

Buy The Nakano Thrift Shop: A Novel by Hiromi Kawakami at Fully Booked online and at Fully Booked branches in the Philippines.

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Hiromi Kawakami

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ISBN9781609453992
PublisherIPS International
PublishedJune 6, 2017
Pages272
AuthorHiromi Kawakami
FormatPAPERBACK
Weight0.5 Kg.
Height8.5 in.
Width5.3 in.
Depth0.7 in.

Synopsis

Featuring a delightfully offbeat cast of characters, The Nakano Thrift Shop is
a generous-hearted portrayal of human relationships by one of Japan's most beloved authors.

Objects for sale at the Nakano Thrift Shop appear as commonplace as the staff and customers that handle them. But like those same customers and staff, they hold many secrets. If examined carefully, they show the signs of innumerable extravagancies, of immeasurable pleasure and pain, and of the deep mysteries of the human heart.

Hitomi, the inexperienced young woman who works the register at Mr. Nakano's thrift shop, has fallen for her coworker, the oddly reserved Takeo.
Unsure of how to attract his attention, she seeks advice from her employer's sister, Masayo, whose sentimental entanglements make her a somewhat unconventional guide. But thanks in part to Masayo, Hitomi will come to realize that love, desire, and intimacy require acceptance not only of idiosyncrasies but also of the delicate waltz between open and hidden secrets.

Animating each delicately rendered chapter in Kawakami's playful novel is Mr. Nakano himself, an original, entertaining, and enigmatic creation whose
compulsive mannerisms, secretive love life, and impulsive behavior defy all
expectations.

Buy The Nakano Thrift Shop: A Novel by Hiromi Kawakami at Fully Booked online and at Fully Booked branches in the Philippines.

Editorial Reviews

"Kawakami lavishes attention on quotidian minutiae and exquisitely awkward pauses, ending scenes on maddeningly unresolved but vibrant images. [...] It feels a lot like daily life in Tokyo, but odder."

– New York Times

"[Kawakami] knows she doesn't need fireworks to keep the reader entertained, and is pushing her exploration of form and style."

– Japan Times

“[The characters] are thoughtfully written―understated, quirky, flawed, and by the end of the novel you care about them so much. And it’s also a little longer than [Kawakami's] other novels, so you can really sink into this endlessly charming book.”

– Kirkus