The Nakano Thrift Shop
The Nakano Thrift Shop
Hiromi Kawakami



This Japanese novel features three of my favorite things: loveable eccentrics, thrift shopping, and copious descriptions of food. Full of wry humor and unexpected details. —Recommended by Erin

From the author of Strange Weather in Tokyo comes this funny, heartwarming story about love, life, and human relationships that features a delightfully offbeat cast of characters.

Objects for sale at the Nakano Thrift Shop appear as commonplace as the staff and customers that handle them. But like those same customers and staff, they hold many secrets. If examined carefully, they show the signs of innumerable extravagancies, of immeasurable pleasure and pain, and of the deep mysteries of the human heart.

Hitomi, the inexperienced young woman who works the register at Mr. Nakano's thrift shop, has fallen for her coworker, the oddly reserved Takeo. Unsure of how to attract his attention, she seeks advice from her employer's sister, Masayo, whose sentimental entanglements make her a somewhat unconventional guide. But thanks in part to Masayo, Hitomi will come to realize that love, desire, and intimacy require acceptance not only of idiosyncrasies but also of the delicate waltz between open and hidden secrets.

Animating each delicately rendered chapter in Kawakami's playful novel is Mr. Nakano himself, an original, entertaining, and enigmatic creation whose compulsive mannerisms, secretive love life, and impulsive behavior defy all expectations.

Title The Nakano Thrift Shop
Author Hiromi Kawakami
Publisher Europa Editions
Title First Published 06 June 2017
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 224 p.
ISBN-10 1609453999
ISBN-13 9781609453992
Publication Date 06 June 2017
Main content page count 224
Weight 16 oz.
 


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