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I Havent Dreamed Of Flying For A While Paperback – Apr 29 2008

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 200 pages
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber (April 29 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0571234976
  • ISBN-13: 978-0571234974
  • Product Dimensions: 13.5 x 1.7 x 21.7 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 Kg
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,325,993 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'Miraculously terse, conjuring bleak emotional vistas through single lines of uninflected speech ... Yamada orchestrates such a perfect ending that the entire novel comes to seem like the striking of a gong.'

-- Guardian --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Taichi Yamada worked at the world-renowned Shochiku film studios until he set out on a highly successful career as a freelance scriptwriter and novelist. Winner of the Yamamoto Shugoro Prize for the best human-interest novel, Strangers is his English-language debut.

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HASH(0x9a9fe9d8) out of 5 stars A relationship based on miracles Feb. 11 2011
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Pushing forty-eight, Mr. Taura, deputy sales director of a prefab company, falls in love with a woman who turns out to be sixty-seven years old. But then, inexplicably, she gets physically younger every time he sees her.

Obviously we're in the realm of fantasy here. But the author makes it feel real with the painful honesty of his first-person narrator and dialog that rings weirdly true.

There's plenty of evidence that Taura's extraordinary experiences are not illusionary. But he's just had a mental breakdown at work, so can we really take his word for anything? Not knowing keeps things interesting.

Taura's adventures are not just emotional. A great deal happens in this 187-page novel, including some serious run-ins with society. There's also a strong element of eroticism. And there are touches of humor - or at least a sense of astonishment at the absurdity of Taura's situation.

The Japanese have always been fascinated by the seasons and their fleeting beauty. Perhaps this is a book about seasons, but with the flow of time reversed. Sadly, time is never on our side, whichever direction it takes. Time is the enemy of lovers in particular.

I found myself liking the novel even more, thinking about it later. Though very simply written, it lends itself to symbolic interpretations.

This novel should appeal to readers who like bizarre love stories, edgy Japanese literature and/or eerie psychological novels. It's probably not the book for readers who are uncomfortable with the paranormal.
HASH(0x9aa01660) out of 5 stars Five Stars June 5 2015
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HASH(0x9aa01228) out of 5 stars Love and Loss Japanese Style Aug. 26 2010
By Kali - Published on
Format: Paperback
After an accident middle aged Taura meets Mutsuko whilst in hospital. Forced to share a room they find they have a lot in common but their first meeting is both brief and bitter-sweet. Mutsuko takes it upon herself to find Taura it transpires that she ageing backwards and what time they have together is fraught with danger, tragedy and heartbreak. Both are damaged souls, both are adrift from themselves and their self sufficient families, both need and love each other but this is a love story with a difference.

Like "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" where life begins at the end and goes forward this book is about the fragility of human relationships and how people strive to hold on to what they have against all the odds. The ending is heart-breaking as Mutsuko leaves Taura, she now aged four years old, a child in body but with a woman's mind and the last we see of her is her tiny body disappearing among a sea of legs as she leaves for destinations unknown. A superb follow up to the book strangers.