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The Stories Behind Ordinary Lives and Things

Author: Ann Tashi Slater
Newspaper, blog or website: Huffington Post
Date: Jul 16 2017

“Wonderfully translated by Allison Markin Powell, it offers fascinating insight into Japanese culture, telling the story of the relationships between Hitomi, a young woman who works at the shop as a cashier; Takeo, the reticent co-worker she’s attracted to; Mr. Nakano, the eccentric owner; and Masayo, Mr. Nakano’s sister, who helps Hitomi understand more about love.”

Read the full interview with Hiromi Kawakami in the Huffington Post.

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