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    • Strange Weather in Tokyo

    • A Novel
    • By: Hiromi Kawakami, Allison Markin Powell - translator
    • Narrated by: Allison Hiroto
    • Length: 5 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Tsukiko, 38, works in an office and lives alone. One night, she happens to meet one of her former high school teachers, "Sensei", in a local bar. Tsukiko had only ever called him "Sensei" ("Teacher"). He is 30 years her senior, retired, and presumably a widower. Their relationship develops from a perfunctory acknowledgment of each other as they eat and drink alone at the bar, to a hesitant intimacy, which tilts awkwardly and poignantly into love.

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    • I mean it's cute but meh

    • By ENStyle Design on 05-20-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Nakano Thrift Shop

    • A Novel
    • By: Hiromi Kawakami, Allison Markin Powell - translator
    • Narrated by: Alexandra Bailey
    • Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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    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.

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    • Strange Weather in Tokyo

    • By: Hiromi Kawakami
    • Narrated by: Clare Corbett
    • Length: 5 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Shortlisted for the 2014 Independent Foreign Fiction Prize. Tsukiko is in her late 30s and living alone when one night she happens to meet one of her former high school teachers, 'Sensei', in a bar. He is at least 30 years her senior, retired and, she presumes, a widower. After this initial encounter, the pair continue to meet occasionally to share food and drink sake, and as the seasons pass, Tsukiko and Sensei come to develop a hesitant intimacy which tilts awkwardly and poignantly into love.

    Regular price: $15.48

    • The Nakano Thrift Shop

    • By: Hiromi Kawakami
    • Narrated by: Alex Tregear
    • Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
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    When Hitomi takes a job on the cash register of a neighbourhood thrift store, she finds herself drawn into a very idiosyncratic community. There is Mr Nakano, an enigmatic ladies' man with several ex-wives; Masayo, Mr Nakano's sister, an artist who has never married; and her fellow employee Takeo, a shy but charming young man. Every day, customers from the neighbourhood pass in and out as curios are bought and sold, each one containing its own surprising story.

    Regular price: $15.48