A Cappella

This is a tale of intense, heartbreaking love in adolescence, and the tragedy it gives rise to The story opens as the main character, Kyoko Noma, visits the city of Sendai, where she used to live, and reflects on the events that took place there 20 years earlier, in the second half of the sixties, when the winds of the counterculture student movement were sweeping Japan.KThis is a tale of intense, heartbreaking love in adolescence, and the tragedy it gives rise to The story opens as the main character, Kyoko Noma, visits the city of Sendai, where she used to live, and reflects on the events that took place there 20 years earlier, in the second half of the sixties, when the winds of the counterculture student movement were sweeping Japan.Kyoko, a 17 year old high school student living in the home of her aunt in Sendai, away from her parents, is making the most of her delinquent youth, serving as head of the Fight to Abolish School Uniforms committee and attending antiwar folksong gatherings One day she wanders into A Cappella, a coffee shop filled with the strains of Baroque music, and meets college student Wataru Domoto, his friend Yunosuke, and Yunosuke s girlfriend, Ema Kyoko quickly falls for Wataru, who exudes a peculiar air of nihilism The pair become lovers, but Wataru s irresolution and inscrutability play havoc with Kyoko s emotions She is tormented by the air of mystery surrounding him and the other two Yunosuke, who sticks to Wataru like a shadow, and Ema, who is in love with Yunosuke.The air of mystery pervading the story from the beginning is slowly dispelled through Kyoko s reminiscences, a technique which the author, a master mystery writer, uses with sure command Nostalgia for a youth of intense sexuality overlaid by a haunting sense of impending doom is blended skilfully with the tumultuous era of the sixties in this undisputed masterpiece.
A Cappella This is a tale of intense heartbreaking love in adolescence and the tragedy it gives rise to The story opens as the main character Kyoko Noma visits the city of Sendai where she used to live and

  • Title: A Cappella
  • Author: Mariko Koike Juliet Winters Carpenter
  • ISBN: 9780857280442
  • Page: 297
  • Format: Hardcover
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    • S. said:
      Jul 17, 2018 - 17:13 PM

      Mariko Koike's 1990 major work "A Cappella" (無伴奏) is an even-toned memoir-like piece that derives fairly clearly from Haruki Murakami's 1987 blockbuster "Norwegian Wood (Movie Tie-in Edition) (Vintage International)." Marking as it does the beginning of Koike's switch from feminist critique to horror/popular works to what eventually became known as her 'love trilogy' of three romance-oriented novels [ultimately resulting in the 1995 Naoki Prize-winner 'Love [Japanese Edition],'--Koike's "A [...]

    • sanaz said:
      Jul 17, 2018 - 17:13 PM

      Well, count on a Japanese writer to write a sad sad story of youth! But I very much liked how the young narrator was dealing with the knowing herself and coming to cope with the deep sense of loneliness and not being able to open up to anyone.

    • Sherice said:
      Jul 17, 2018 - 17:13 PM

      Pretty good.

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