From the acclaimed author of Woman in the Dunes comes Secret Rendezvous, the bizarrely erotic and comic adventures of a man searching for his missing wife in a mysteriously vast underground hospital.
From the moment that an ambulance appears in the middle of the night to take his wife, who protests that she is perfectly healthy, her bewildered husband realizes that things are not as they should be. His covert explorations reveal that the enormous hospital she was taken to is home to a network of constant surveillance, outlandish sex experiments, and an array of very odd and even violent characters. Within a few days, though no closer to finding his wife, the unnamed narrator finds himself appointed the hospital’s chief of security, reporting to a man who thinks he’s a horse. With its nightmarish vision of modern medicine and modern life, Secret Rendezvous is another masterpiece from Japan’s most gifted and original writer of serious fiction.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - SqueakyChu - LibraryThing
For those of you familiar with the works of Kobo Abe, be prepared for another wild ride in Secret Rendevous. Our narrator, "the man", is in search of his wife. She had been transported away from home ... Read full review
SECRET RENDEZVOUSUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
Abe (Woman in the Dunes, The Box Man) has backed this book with a powerful abstract shape—the effect is often vivid and spooky—but that shape frequently slips from sight, and then the novel is ... Read full review