Toraware by Robert W. Norris

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The Kobe-Osaka area in 1983. A 33-year-old American drifter and Vietnam War veteran has just arrived in Japan seeking one more adventure and an escape from his past. A promiscuous, rebellious, 23-year-old Japanese woman has just returned from a two-year homestay in a Canadian mission, where she was sent by her parents to cure her suicidal behavior. A snobbish, upper-class, 22-year-old Japanese woman who cannot distinguish between fantasy and reality is about to graduate from university and enter the frightening world of adulthood. Three people searching for a place to belong. Three people dancing on a psychological highwire. Three people about to become enmeshed in a relationship that will change each of their lives forever.

"Goes beyond the gaijin experience...evokes the rootlessness felt by young Japanese uncertain about their future."--The Japan Times "Crafted in excellent style and patiently honed...the Japanese characters are wholly convincing."--Kansai Time Out Magazine

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Published July 1, 1998 by Touka Shobo. 324 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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