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Personally, these stories struck me. It crosses genres. This is a wonderful book. I would have loved to have read more of Izumi Suzuki’s writing. I understand that this was her first book. Capturing the lostness or mental confusion or apathy of our lives driven by an innate need for more without being able to understand what the “more” is. You can sense at times the lostness of trying to understand our humanness as compared to what society may expect it should be for the individual (the you). Very compelling but simple prose. The translators appear to have done an excellent job.
I love the story of this author and I really wanted to like the collection. It looks so cool! And that name? Love it.
That being said, I found the first story confusing and then they only moderately got better as I kept reading. Then, when they finished, I was glad they were over and I could move on to something else.
I am not a native Japanese speaker and wonder if they would be better in their original language.