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Table Of Contents

CHAPTER 1
CHAPTER 2
CHAPTER 3
CHAPTER 4
CHAPTER 5
CHAPTER 6
CHAPTER 7
CHAPTER 8
CHAPTER 9
CHAPTER 11
CHAPTER 12
CHAPTER 13
CHAPTER 14
CHAPTER 15
PART IV
CHAPTER 16
CHAPTER 17
CHAPTER 18
CHAPTER 19
CHAPTER 20
CHAPTER 21
PART V
CHAPTER 22
CHAPTER 23
CHAPTER 24
CHAPTER 25
CHAPTER 26
PART VI
CHAPTER 27
CHAPTER 28
CHAPTER 29
CHAPTER 30
CHAPTER 31
CHAPTER 32
CHAPTER 33
CHAPTER 34
PART VII
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Taiyaku

Taiyaku

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Taiyaku is a 1990s tragicomic crosscultural love story, set in northern California's Silicon Valley electronics industry. Its plot revolves around the Japanese folk-wisdom notion of a person's most-critical year, taiyaku-doshi — age 42 for men, age 33 for women. Oregon small-town boy Ray Wenzinger, 42, and Japanese immigrant Kanako Matsumori Slemmons, 33, coworkers, go through taiyaku-doshi together. They fall in love, start a passionate affair, split with their previous mates, treat each other badly, quarrel bitterly, and break up. Ray loses his job; Kanako nearly commits seppuku, and then almost dies in a car wreck. After several desperate months, they reconcile. Ray saves Kanako's life from an assassin. Love conquers all.
Taiyaku is a 1990s tragicomic crosscultural love story, set in northern California's Silicon Valley electronics industry. Its plot revolves around the Japanese folk-wisdom notion of a person's most-critical year, taiyaku-doshi — age 42 for men, age 33 for women. Oregon small-town boy Ray Wenzinger, 42, and Japanese immigrant Kanako Matsumori Slemmons, 33, coworkers, go through taiyaku-doshi together. They fall in love, start a passionate affair, split with their previous mates, treat each other badly, quarrel bitterly, and break up. Ray loses his job; Kanako nearly commits seppuku, and then almost dies in a car wreck. After several desperate months, they reconcile. Ray saves Kanako's life from an assassin. Love conquers all.

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Publish date: Aug 5, 2003
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