GOODBYE TSUGUMI. Banana Yoshimoto, Author, Michael Emmerich, Translator , trans. from the Japanese by Michael Emmerich. Grove $23 (p) ISBN. 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. Banana Yoshimoto found fame in when her wildly successful debut Goodbye Tsugumi, by Banana Yoshimoto, Translated by Michael.

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A Review of Goodbye Tsugumi by Banana Yoshimoto

But people never notice that warmth until after they’ve emerged. She curses like a sailor and she speaks like a world weary woman. In a way the ending is a twist, yosbimoto book is titled ‘goodbye tsugumi’ but ultimately, it isn’t a real goodbye in terms of losing, but of learning to grow apart from one another and moving on.

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Goodbye, Tsugumi

Growing up in a liberal family, she learned the value of independence from a banxna age. Still, this novel came close. View all 10 comments.

The story itself was enjoyable and interesting enough to keep me turning the pages, but it just seemed to fall a little flat towards the end. Just because godbye “happens” in a book doesn’t make it a bad book! The ending might have killed it, I might have otherwise rated it a 5 out of 5.


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She is dying; has been for many years. Learn how your comment data is processed. Whenever she appears in public she eschews make-up and dresses simply. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. From the time she was born, Tsugumi was ridiculously frail, and she had a whole slew of physical ailments and defects.

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Y no deja de ser bananw historia un tanto absurda. All of us understood that very well, and yet we would probably just pass our days the way we always had. After this, I will probably get myself N. Paperbackpages. It’s hard to describe butI’ll try anyway. Perhaps it was the translation, but her pers This was a slow but pleasant read, with a few meaningful moments dotted along the way.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. This book is about loss, but the main character who I assume after being so intensely fleshed out in terms of characterisation would finally pass on, leaving the reader in tears, never yohsimoto happens! Ho trovato alcuni dialoghi francamente poco credibili, nonostante il background dettagliato. Sep 01, Rachel rated it really liked it Shelves: One you enjoy staring at and twirling around in your hand, feeling every ridge and surface.


I had translation work to do but abandoned that and sat myself down at the table on the terrace with my book, gazed at my beloved Pyrenees, and sipped a glass of iced water.

En sus sencillez Yoshimoto logra tocar una fibra humana que, a mi gusto, no cualquiera alcanza. It was a rare indulgence both to the senses and the mind. The tone tzugumi this book matches the location, the seaside village where the narrator, Maria Shirakawa, is spending one last summer. She also has to confront Tsugumi’s inner strength and the real possibility of losing her.

Except that you can break it up into two entirely distinct types — love where there’s an end in sight and love where there isn’t. Non potevo credere di dover traslocare goodybe un posto dove non ci fosse il mare.