"When he hears her favourite Beatles song, Toru Watanabe recalls his first love Naoko, the girlfriend of his best friend Kizuki. Immediately he is transported back almost twenty years to his student days in Tokyo, adrift in a world of uneasy friendships, casual sex, passion, loss and desire - to a time when an impetuous young woman called Midori marches into his life and he has to choose between the future and the past."
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Ma_Washigeri - LibraryThing
OK: I am not a sheltered japanese teenager who might have identified with the revolting main character, but this book was awful. I had to skip through the second half of the book looking for passages ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - TomMcGreevy - LibraryThing
at core, an incredibly sad book that illustrates quite unlike anything else that I have read recently, how life in itself, living in its core essence, alienates oneself from each and every other ... Read full review