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When I Whistle (1974) [Novel]
by Shusaku Endo Rating: Weighted - 7.9 / Average - 8.0 of 10 (1 votes) (Rate!)
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Summary (From the publisher):

When I Whistle is a rich and absorbing novel set in two contrasting worlds: the worlds of prewar Japan, and the contemporary world of a large hospital with its professional rivaldries.

Ozu, a middle-aged businessman , has a chance encounter that evokes haunting memories. As Ozu recaptures his past, the reader is caught in the spell of a simpler, more humane time.

The stark counterblance is his son Eichi, a young resident surgeon with an ambitious and materialistic obsession to depose his rivals. As the story unfolds, the past and the present gradually converge in a powerful and moving climax.

Original title: 口笛をふく時 [Kuchibue wo Fuku Toki]
Original languages: Japanese


Genre: FictionGeneral FictionLiterary Fiction/classics

Edition #1: When I Whistle

When I Whistle (1979)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: Van. C. Gessel
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Manifested in:

When I Whistle (1989)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Taplinger Pub. Co.
ISBN: 080088244X

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