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Book Review The Lake by Banana Yoshimoto

Book Review The Lake by Banana Yoshimoto

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Book – The Lake – Banana Yoshimoto
Author: Banana Yoshimoto Translated by: Michael Emmerich Publisher: Melville House Publishing, Brooklyn, NY, USA. Published: 2011. Pages: 188 ISBN: 978-1-933633-77-0

A mysterious tale that peels away the layers to find romance.
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I like the way Yoshimoto blends her observations, personal style, characters and captures the idiosyncrasies of daily life. In this story she explores relationships, communication and trust. The reader is led on a journey deep into the psyche of the main character Nakajima told by his girlfriend Chihiro. The pressure cooker of society, families and expectations bubbling away at the surface are interrupted when a terrible event occurs. Relationships between family members and relatives are tested. New relationships are started and a new journey is undertaken and as the reader your front and centre as Yoshimoto takes you inside culture & explores its impacts on the characters. The isolation, emptiness, discrimination, indignation, anxiousness, obsessions, patterns, conscience, oppression, time wasting, irrelevance, peculiarity and detachment will gain your attention and absorb you. Yoshimoto is a wonderful story teller & this will enthrall you. “The tofu in the pot was divided so precisely it looked as if he had used a ruler” page 111 The Lake by Banana Yoshimoto
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