|N.P. (1990) [Novel]|
by Banana Yoshimoto
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(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
Genre: Fiction→ General Fiction