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N.P. (1990) [Novel]
by Banana Yoshimoto Rating: Weighted - 8.2 / Average - 8.2 of 10 (4 votes) (Rate!)
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Summary (From the publisher):

A celebrated Japanese writer has committed suicide, leaving behind a collection of stories written in English, N.P. But the book may never be published in his native Japan: each translator who takes up the ninety-eighth story chooses death too -- including Kazami Kano's boyfriend, Shoji. Haunted by Shoji's death, Kazami is inexorably drawn to to three young people whose lives are intimately bound to the late writer and his work. Over the course of an astonishing summer, she will discover the truth behind the ninety-eigth story -- and she will come to believe that "everything that had happened was shockingly beautiful, enough to make you crazy."

Original title: N.P
Original languages: Japanese


Genre: FictionGeneral Fiction

Edition #1: N.P.

N.P. (1994)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: Ann Sherif
  • "Banana Yoshimoto hits the generational mark again... N.P. is essential reading for everyone who has every felt lost while trying to find their lives through coffee and credit cards... N.P. focuses on death and love and, most of all, overcoming loss and realizing that not everything is explainable in words..." Georgea Kovanis, Detroit Free Press
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N.P. (March 1, 1995)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Washington Square Press
ISBN: 0671898264
Dimensions: 5 x 7.3 x 0.6
Pages: 208

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