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Goenawan, Clarissa, 1988- Book - 2018 Fiction / Goenawan, Clarissa, Adult Book / Fiction / General / Goenawan, Clarissa 2 On Shelf No requests on this item Community Rating: 3 out of 5

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Call Number: Fiction / Goenawan, Clarissa, Adult Book / Fiction / General / Goenawan, Clarissa
On Shelf At: Downtown Library, Pittsfield Branch

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"Clarissa Goenawan's dark, spellbinding literary debut opens with a murder and shines a spotlight onto life in fictional small-town Japan. Ren Ishida is nearly finished with graduate school when he receives news of his sister, Keiko's, sudden death. She was viciously stabbed one rainy night on her way home, and there are no leads. Ren heads to Akakawa to conclude his sister's affairs, still failing to understand why she chose to abandon the family and Tokyo for this desolate town years ago. But Ren soon finds himself picking up where Keiko left off, accepting both her teaching position at a local cram school and the bizarre arrangement of free lodging at a wealthy politician's mansion in exchange for reading to the man's catatonic wife. As he comes to know the figures in Akakawa, from the enigmatic politician to his fellow teachers and a rebellious, alluring student named Rio, Ren delves into his shared childhood with Keiko and what followed, trying to piece together what happened the night of her death. Haunted in his dreams by a young girl who is desperately trying to tell him something, Ren struggles to find solace in the void his sister has left behind"-- Provided by publisher.


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Rainbirds submitted by a2sue on July 16, 2019, 7:54am Rainbirds is a dark novel, but excellent. I hope to read more by this author!!

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New York, NY : Soho Press, 2018.
Year Published: 2018
Description: 322 p.
Language: English
Format: Book


Brothers and sisters -- Fiction.
Sisters -- Death -- Fiction.
Murder -- Fiction.
Japan -- Fiction.
Psychological fiction.
Mystery fiction.