A Cappella

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Thames River Press, May 1, 2013 - Fiction - 182 pages
Kyoko Noma visits the city of Sendai, where she used to live, and reflects on the events that took place there 20 years earlier, in the second half of the sixties, when the winds of the counterculture student movement were sweeping Japan. This is a tale of intense, heartbreaking love in adolescence, and the tragedy it gives rise to.

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Mariko Koike (born 1952) is a widely published best-selling Japanese author and winner of the Mystery Writers of Japan Award for Short Stories (1989), the Naoki Prize (1995), the Shimase Award for Love Stories (1998), the Shibata Renzaburo Award (2006) and the MEXT Award for the Arts (2012).

Juliet W. Carpenter teaches at Doshisha Women’s College of Liberal Arts in Kyoto and works as a freelance translator.

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