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Author: Murakami, Haruki
Publisher: RANDOM HOUSE UK
Year First Published: 2002
Dimensions: 198mm x 130mm x 15mm
Format: Paperback / softback
Twenty-two-year-old Sumire is in love with a woman seventeen years her senior. But whereas Miu is glamorous and successful, Sumire is an aspiring writer who dresses in an oversized second-hand coat and heavy boots like a character in a Kerouac novel.
Surprised that she might, after all, be a lesbian, Sumire spends hours on the phone talking to her best friend K about the big questions in life- what is sexual desire and should she ever tell Miu how she feels for her.
Frustrated in his own love for Sumire, K consoles himself by having an affair with the mother of one of his pupils. Then a desperate Miu calls from a small Greek island and asks for his help, and he discovers something very strange has happened to Sumire.