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Title:
Love pact : a layman's complete guide to legal living together agreements
Author:
Clair, Bernard E.
Personal Author:
Edition:
First Evergreen edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Grove Press : distributed by Random House, [1980]

©1980
Physical Description:
222 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780802142993

9780394176529
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

In N.P., Banana Yoshimoto's enchanting novel of uncanny subtlety, style, magic, and mystery, a celebrated Japanese writer has committed suicide, leaving behind a collection of stories written in English.But the book, itself titled N.P. , may never be published in his native Japan: each translator who takes up the ninety-eighth story chooses death too--including Kazami Kano's boyfriend, Shoji. Haunted by Shoji's death, Kazami is inexorably drawn to three young people whose lives are intimately bound to the late writer and his work. Over the course of an astonishing summer, she will discover the truth behind the ninety-eighth story--and she will come to believe that "everything that had happened wasshockingly beautiful, enough to make you crazy."


Author Notes

Banana Yoshimoto, 1964 - Novelist Banana Yoshimoto was born Mahoko Yoshimoto on July 24, 1964 in Tokyo, Japan. She is the daughter of poet and commentator Yoshimoto Ryumei, who had an impact on the radical student movement of the late 1960's. She attended Tokyo's Nihon University, where she studied creative writing and won a faculty award for her 1987 graduation novel "Moonlight Shadow."

While working as a waitress, she took moments out of her day to write a novel and, at the age of 24, the result was "Kitchen" (1988), which is the story of a lonely woman who moves her bed into the kitchen, finding comfort in the humming of the refrigerator. She also wrote "Pineapple Pudding" and "Fruit Basket," which were both bestsellers. Her novel "Lizard" was dedicated to the memory of the late rocker Kurt Cobain and the novel "Long Night of Marika/Bali Dream Diary" (1996) was considered a flop.

(Bowker Author Biography)