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Please enjoy your happiness
Brinkley-Rogers, Paul, author.
First Touchstone hardcover edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Touchstone, 2016.
Physical Description:
viii, 354 pages ; 22 cm.
"Please Enjoy Your Happiness is a beautifully written coming-of-age memoir based on the English author's summer-long love affair with a remarkable older Japanese woman. Whilst serving as a seaman at the age of nineteen, Brinkley-Rogers met Kaji Yukiko, a sophisticated, highly intellectual Japanese woman, who was on the run from her vicious gangster boyfriend, a member of Japan's brutal crime syndicate, the Yakuza. Trying to create a perfect experience of purity, she took him under her wing, sharing their love of poetry, cinema and music and many an afternoon at the Mozart Café. Brinkley-Rogers, now in his seventies, re-reads Yukiko's letters and finally recognizes her as the love of his life, receiving at last the gifts she tried to bestow on him. Reaching across time and continents, Brinkley-Rogers shows us how to reclaim a lost love, inviting us all to celebrate those loves of our lives that never do end"--Publisher description.
General Note:
"Originally published in 2016 in Great Britain by Pan Macmillan"--Title page verso.

"A memoir"--Jacket cover.
One fine day -- The torment -- Blue woman -- A certain girl -- Time of the typewriter -- Man like a bear -- Spider woman -- Nice simple boy -- There is no forgiveness -- Five simple rules -- The police know everything -- Yukiko's list -- The most beautiful -- The tower of lilies -- What is my joy? -- Hall of flowers -- Inappropriate thinking -- Friends and enemies -- Waiting woman -- Am I OK? -- Nocturnes -- What men find beautiful -- The garden of grand vision -- We are very sorry -- Can you find it in your heart?

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