The Rainbow

The Rainbow

Paperback Published on: 17/10/2024
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Published 17/10/2024
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Synopsis

With the Second World War only a few years in the past, and Japan still reeling from its effects, two sisters - born to the same father but different mothers - struggle to make sense of the new world in which they are coming of age. Asako, the younger, has become obsessed with locating a third sibling, while also experiencing love for the first time. While Momoko, their father's first child - haunted by the loss of her kamikaze boyfriend and their final, disturbing days together - seeks comfort in a series of unhealthy romances.

And both sisters find themselves unable to outrun the legacies of their late mothers. A thoughtful, probing novel about the enduring traumas of war, the unbreakable bonds of family and the inescapability of the past, The Rainbow is a searing, melancholy work from one of Japan's greatest writers.

Translated by Haydn Trowell

  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780241542293
  • Number of pages: 224
  • Weight: 500g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 35 mm

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