In 'Hardboiled,' the narrator is hiking in the mountains on an anniversary she has forgotten about, the anniversary of her ex-lover's death. As she nears her hotel, a sense of haunting falls over her. That night she dreams of her ex-lover, and is visited by a woman who may not exist-perhaps these eerie events will help her make peace with her loss. 'Hard Luck' is about a young woman whose sister is dying and lies in a coma. Her fiancé left her after the accident, but his brother continues to visit, and as the two of them make peace with the impending loss of their loved one, they seem to find new hope for the future in their own new bond.
'Hardboiled & Hard Luck' is a small jewel of a book, a work of resilient sweetness that will move readers deeply. BookPage has compared Yoshimoto to 'Haruki Murakami [and] . . . Anne Tyler [for her] spare and ethereal manner of writing and eye for the way in which terrible experiences shape one's life,' but Yoshimoto's voice, and deserved international stature, are most certainly her own.
|Produto sob encomenda||Sim|
|País de Origem||Estados Unidos|
|Número de Páginas||149|