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South of the Border, West of the Sun (1992) [Novel]
by Haruki Murakami Rating: Weighted - 8.0 / Average - 8.0 of 10 (27 votes) (Rate!)
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Hajime - "Beginning" in Japanese - was an atypical only child growing up in a conventional middle-class suburb. Shimamoto, herself an only child, was cool and self-possessed, precocious in the extreme. After school these childhood sweethearts would listen to records, hold hands, and talk about their future. Then, despite themselves, in the way peculiar to adolescents, they grew apart, seemingly for good. Now, facing middle age, finally content after years of aimlessness, Hajime is a successful nightclub owner, a husband and father, when he suddenly is reunited with Shimamoto, propelled into the mysteries of her life, and confronted by dark secrets she is loath to reveal. And so, reckless with enchantment and lust, Hajime prepares to risk everything in order to consummate his first love, and to experience a life he's dreamed of but never had a chance to realize

Original title: 国境の南、太陽の西 (Kokkyo no minami, taiyou no nishi)
Original languages: Japanese


Genre: FictionGeneral Fiction

Edition #1: South of the Border, West of the Sun

South of the Border, West of the Sun (1999)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: Philip Gabriel
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South of the Border, West of the Sun (2000)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Vintage International
ISBN: 0679767398
Pages: 224

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