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“A Man” by Keiichiro Hirano (ある男, 平野 啓一郎)

Date:  October 25, Wednesday
Time: 10:00 to 12:00
Venue:  Zoom
Discussion Leader:  Suz Wilkinson
Others welcome: All booklovers of CWAJ are welcome to participate, as well as prospective members.  Please be sure to RSVP for Zoom link.

RSVP to by: October 23, Monday

“Akira Kido is a divorce attorney whose own marriage is in danger of being destroyed by emotional disconnect.  With a midlife crisis looming, Kido’s life is upended by the reemergence of a former client, Rie Takemoto. She wants Kido to investigate a dead man—her recently deceased husband Daisuke. Upon his death she discovered that he’d been living a lie.  His name, his past, his entire identity belonged to someone else, a total stranger…

“In “A Man,” winner of Japan’s prestigious Yomiuri Prize for Literature, Keiichiro Hirano explored the search for identity, the ambiguity of memory, the legacies with which we live and die, and the reconciliation of who you hoped to be with who you’ve actually become.” [From the author’s website.]
An evening discussion of “A Man” is being considered for October 26.  Please contact the Co-Leaders for an update if you are interested.
November 22: “Intimacies” by Katie Kitamura, discussion led by Ann Endo.  [There will be no RG meeting in December.]

: Michiko Miyoshi and Ann Endo