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Gside her cousin Tsugumi a lifelong invalid charismatic spoiled and occasionally cruel Now Maria's father is finally able to bring Maria and her mother to Tokyo ushering Maria into a world of university impending adulthood and a normal family When Tsugumi invites Maria to spend a last summer by the sea a I really wasn t impressed by this book The ideas and themes covered sounded very interesting and while Yoshimoto s descriptions of scenery are well written the characters seemed to lack depth and didn t really encourage a feeling of sympathy I ve given the benefit of the doubt as the process of translation may subtract from the original While the descriptions of scenery were well written and Yoshimoto made some interesting and thought provoking points the characters spoilt the book for me It felt as if words were being forced into characters mouths unnaturally with mundane conversation being interrupted by metaphysics and soul baring in a way that really jarred Further while the narrator was easy to get to know and relate to the other characters lacked depth and rationale to their actions a lot of the time I might recommend this book to young teenagers but as adult reading it really didn t do it for me If another translation came out I d re read it though ¡Arde Troya! (Las aventuras de Ogú, Mampato y Rena, invalid charismatic spoiled and occasionally cruel Now Maria's father Doctor y campeón is finally able to bring Maria and her mother to Tokyo ushering Maria La corruptrice into a world of university Sweet for Her (Sweet Curves impending adulthood and a normal family When Tsugumi The Purpose-Guided Universe invites Maria to spend a last summer by the sea a I really wasn t The Abel & Cole Veg Box Companion impressed by this book The The Academy ideas and themes covered sounded very Full Dark, No Stars interesting and while Yoshimoto s descriptions of scenery are well written the characters seemed to lack depth and didn t really encourage a feeling of sympathy I ve given the benefit of the doubt as the process of translation may subtract from the original While the descriptions of scenery were well written and Yoshimoto made some If Only Once (The Martelli Brothers, interesting and thought provoking points the characters spoilt the book for me It felt as 1000 sitios que ver en España al menos una vez en la vida if words were being forced La ética de la crueldad into characters mouths unnaturally with mundane conversation being 3052 interrupted by metaphysics and soul baring Intégrale Gunnm Last Order Other Stories in a way that really jarred Further while the narrator was easy to get to know and relate to the other characters lacked depth and rationale to their actions a lot of the time I might recommend this book to young teenagers but as adult reading Mercator it really didn t do Pasos perdidos en Granada it for me If another translation came out I d re read Suffering and no suffering it though

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TUGUMI つぐみ

Restful idyll becomes a time of dramatic growth as Tsugumi finds love and Maria learns the true meaning of home and family She also has to confront both Tsugumi's inner strength and the real possibility of losing her Goodbye Tsugumi is a beguiling resonant novel from one of the world's finest young writer Maria Shirakawa is spending her last summer before Tokyo university at the seaside spa she has spent the most of her life in with her cousin s family waiting for her father to finish his divorce from his first wife This time is spent mostly with her two cousins Yoko and Tsugumi of which the latter stands out for her beauty but also because of her abrasive spoiled nature and fragile health During the summer love is found and the appreciation of the seaside and its town grows intense for Maria as time passes and Tsugumi s health state variesYes some part of how you will like this book may depend on how much you can tolerate Tsugumi s harshness sometimes That said the other things like the events of the book and the description of the nature and other details including of the spa cushion it well It s not only the summer that will gradually pass there s also the change of the view spoilerfamily being ready to sell the spa and start a mountain resort away from the village Tsugumi s love interest Kyoichi is from the family that will replace the inn by having a bigger hotel freshly built near the village hide spoiler

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Banana Yoshimoto's novels of young life in Japan have made her an international sensation Goodbye Tsugumi is an offbeat story of a deep and complicated friendship between two female cousins that ranks among her best work Maria is the only daughter of an unmarried woman She has grown up at the seaside alon The present encapsulates a series of moments which rarely coalesce to form a coherent motif or a recognizable image we can easily identify with only grief or euphoria or even dejection Melancholia and felicity hope and disappointment are often indissolubly mixed in this concoction One cannot have one without the other But on rare occasions clarity dawns on a fortunate few or those who are sentimental enough to look back at a time which has already merged with the void leaving only a pale shadow of its existence hovering uncertainly in its place And one can perhaps to one s utter astonishment make out the remnants of a past in which one was really truly content even though the edges of this transitory happiness were rimmed by an aching awareness of its imperfections The sense that the three of us were becoming friends seemed to saturate the air between us like a kind of instinct a pleasurable premonition Even though I find myself grappling with a deep reluctance to disassemble Banana Yoshimoto s works to the sum of their parts knowing all too well that even the effort seems like an insult to her talent I gain a kind of uiet confidence from the understated brilliance of her words to string together words of my own and attempt to trace the contours of that elusive ephemeral happiness that she limns with consummate artistry The small tender moments that can presumptuously be considered inconseuential when a life is subjected to a careful scrutiny at its inevitable end but aren t Moments which blend resentment and gratitude restlessness and satisfaction love and anger in eual measure Moments which are akin to the blurred landscape on the other side of the frosted glass window on a misty rain drenched morning One can only be dazzled by their burnish once the obfuscating gauzy veil of time has been liftedFor the sake of token criticism one can call Tsugumi the perennially ailing delicate waif of a girl with the vicious spirit of a demon a meaner version of the manic pixie dream girl prototype But it s not Tsugumi indisputably the emotional center of this narrative who stands out in my eyes It is rather the memory of a listless summer spent in a seaside town of one s childhood in which Tsugumi s casual cruelty her laughter her tears and fury burn in the palette of the narrator s consciousness with the inexorable intensity of the sun eclipsing all the memories of other sharper happinesses It is the bittersweet longing for a lost home that engulfs Maria the narrator every time she steps off a bus amidst the hustle and bustle of upscale Tokyo an ache which only the gentle sound of Tsugumi sliding the paper door open to her room in Yamamoto Inn can ameliorate And it is rather the story of the girl on the cusp of graduating to a newer phase of life falteringly embracing the idea of a new home and confronting the growing dread of losing something she had not even recognized she held dear to herself that I wish to cherish for a long time Because the ocean had always been there in the good times as well as the bad times of my life when it was sweltering out and the beach was filled with people and in the dead of winter when the sky was heavy with stars and when we were heading to the local shrine on New Year s Dayall I had to do was turn my head and it would be there the same as always Fragile bonds which only accumulate substance and strength to grow into pulsating hearts that throb to the uneven rhythms of existence Vague silhouettes flickering somewhere in the horizon coming into sharper focus with the shifting of light and the shortening of distance and metamorphosing into the very people we are accustomed to admire and despise by turns Yoshimoto is capable of disinterring profound meaning lodged in the depths of the most mundane of occurrences and shucking off the hard shell of superficial reality to reveal its soft pliant core A surge of emotion cuts into my chest overwhelmingly fierce As if these people I love and this town are going to vanish from the very face of the earth a feeling so overwhelmingly bright I can t stand to look at it straight Her craft lies in exalting the ordinary and the everyday truths of life s many baffling dichotomies to transcendental wisdom and in converting ambiguous characters to people of flesh and blood who cannot help surrendering before the promise of love which accosts them in their most vulnerable moments In the end she knows it is not about bidding farewell to a time in memory or a place or a way of life but having the courage to accept the truth of its centrality in one s life knowing full well that forever is a beautiful lie and goodbye waits just around the corner


10 thoughts on “TUGUMI つぐみ

  1. says:

    uestion if a story is about three young women of college age is it always a YA novel This Japanese author is considered a YA author This is a bit of a strange story The main character is an only child but she also grew up with her aunt and uncle and two female cousins who are sisters one a year older one a year younger The two families run a small seaside resort and function as a single family While we follo

  2. says:

    The present encapsulates a series of moments which rarely coalesce to form a coherent motif or a recognizable image we can easily identify with only grief or euphoria or even dejection Melancholia and felicity hope and disappointment are often indissolubly mixed in this concoction One cannot have one without the other B

  3. says:

    This novel than anything wrenched my heart I could feel its every beat as I glided through Banana Yoshimoto’s simple yet soothing prose The breeze of a warm summer sea penetrated through the pages and I felt its warmth saunter over me like a

  4. says:

    From the time she was born Tsugumi was ridiculously frail and she had a whole slew of physical ailments and defects Her doc

  5. says:

    “This story you’re reading contains my memories of the final visit I made to the seaside town where I passed my childhood—of my last sum

  6. says:

    I really wasn't impressed by this book The ideas and themes covered sounded very interesting and while Yoshimoto's descriptions of scenery are well written the characters seemed to lack depth and didn't really encourage a feeling of sympathy I've given the benefit of the doubt as the process of translation may subtract from the original While the descriptions of scenery were well written and Yoshimoto made som

  7. says:

    Maria Shirakawa is spending her last summer before Tokyo university at the seaside spa she has spent the most of her life in with her cousin’s family waiting for her father to finish his divorce from his first wife This time is spent mostly with her two cousins Yoko and Tsugumi of which the latter stands out fo

  8. says:

    Yoshimoto's elegiac writing would probably automatically receive the rating for average regardless of anything else her pro

  9. says:

    I usually like Yoshimoto Banana's stories but Tsugumi and Maria didn't offer any interesting angles or stories for me The former was an egocentric special snowflake brat and the latter's a female Jared KushnerThe evocation of an idyllic seasid

  10. says:

    I can only hope for Yoshimotos's sake that A LOT was lost in the translation of this book I'm just glad it was a short uick read bec

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