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Changeling, The: A Novel

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  •  Changeling, The: A Novel
    Title: Changeling, The: A Novel
    Author: OE KENZABURO
    Format: HARDCOVER
    Imprint: GROVE ATLANTIC INC.
    Price: $12.95
    Publishing status: Active

    In "The Changeling," Nobel Prizewinning author Kenzaburo Oe takes readers from the forests of southern Japan to the washed-out streets of Berlin as he investigates the impact our real and imagined pasts have on our lives. Writer Kogito Choko is in his sixties when he rekindles a childhood friendship with his estranged brother-in-law, the renowned filmmaker Goro Hanawa. As part of their correspondence, Goro sends Kogito a trunk of tapes he has recorded of reflections about their friendship. But as Kogito is listening one night, he hears something odd. I m going to head over to the Other Side now, Goro says, and then Kogito hears a loud thud. After a moment of silence, Goro s voice continues, But don t worry, I m not going to stop communicating with you. Moments later, Kogito s wife rushes in; Goro has jumped to his death from the roof of a building. With that, Kogito begins a far-ranging search to understand what drove his brother-in-law to suicide. The quest takes him to Berlin, where he confronts ghosts from both his own past, and that of his lifelong, but departed, friend."

    ISBN: 9780802119360
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