Rainbirds ePUB Ð Hardcover

Rainbirds Rainbirds ePUB Ð Hardcover rainbirds pdf, RainbirdsRainbirds EpubClarissa Goenawan s dark, spellbinding literary debut opens with a murder and shines a spotlight onto life in fictional small town Japan Ren Ishida is nearly finished with graduate school when he receives news of his sister Keiko s sudden death She was viciously stabbed one rainy night on her way home, and there are no leads Ren heads to Akakawa to conclude his sister s affairs, still failing to understand why she chose to abandon the family and Tokyo for this desolate town years ago But Ren soon finds himself picking up where Keiko left off, accepting both her teaching position at a local cram school and the bizarre arrangement of free lodging at a wealthy politician s mansion in exchange for reading to the man s catatonic wife As he comes to know the figures in Akakawa, from the enigmatic politician to his fellow teachers and a rebellious, alluring student named Rio, Ren delves into his shared childhood with Keiko and what followed, trying to piece together what happened the night of her death Haunted in his dreams by a young girl who is desperately trying to tell him something, Ren struggles to find solace in the void his sister has left behind.


10 thoughts on “Rainbirds

  1. Holly B Holly B says:

    Rainbirds ePUB Ð Hardcover rainbirds pdf, RainbirdsRainbirds EpubA whodunit based in Japan.A character study with a Japanese flair There is a mystery, but this one is really a literary fiction with some moments of suspense and plenty of secrets to unravel I was ever so curious while reading and wanted to know why someone would murder Ren s si


  2. Diane S ☔ Diane S ☔ says:

    Rainbirds ePUB Ð Hardcover rainbirds pdf, RainbirdsRainbirds Epub3.5 There is something so distinctive about Japanese novels The spare writing for one, not that there are no descriptions, but only as much as the reader needs to know for the story, no words wasted The unemotional tone to t


  3. Justin Tate Justin Tate says:

    Rainbirds ePUB Ð Hardcover rainbirds pdf, RainbirdsRainbirds EpubThe opposite of action packed, but not necessarily boring It s a bit like watching gold fish Nothing exciting happens but you still can t turn away The first few pages introduce the premise a guy s sister has been murdered and he learns a lot about himself and her as he picks up clues slowly revea


  4. Leslie Ray Leslie Ray says:

    Rainbirds ePUB Ð Hardcover rainbirds pdf, RainbirdsRainbirds EpubThis was an engaging debut novel The writing is minimalist and may not be for everyone However, the thoughtful reflections on love, loss, and regretthan make up for this spare type of writing, which I found quite compelling There is a mystery in that Ren Ichida seeks to find out who murdered his sister, Keiko, in the small, remote town of Akakawa, Japan As he seeks answers he finds himself drawn into her former life and actually


  5. Elisa Lodato Elisa Lodato says:

    Rainbirds ePUB Ð Hardcover rainbirds pdf, RainbirdsRainbirds EpubI was fortunate enough to receive an Advance Review Copy of this novel which comes out next year.Fans of Murakami will not be disappointed by this lyrical, spell binding evocation of a narrator who finds himself alone and grieving in a sleepy Japanese town.I lost myself in Goenawan s prose, in the effortless detail of everyday life and in the brooding mood that hung over every action.


  6. Kathleen Flynn Kathleen Flynn says:

    Rainbirds ePUB Ð Hardcover rainbirds pdf, RainbirdsRainbirds EpubWritten in a spare, minimalist style with hints of magical realism that feels very Japanese, Rainbirds tells the story of a man in his 20s whose older sister is murdered He leaves Tokyo for the small town where she had been living in an effort to understand the sister he realizes he didn t know as well as he thought he did or should have Haunted by regrets and curiosity, he finds himself stepping into her shoes in certain ways taking over the job she had teaching English at a cram school, Written in a spare, minimalist style with hints of magical realism that feels very Japanese, Rainbirds tells the story of a man in his 20s whose older sister is murdered He leaves Tokyo for the small town where she had been living in an effort to understand the sister he realizes he didn t know as well as he thought he did or should have Haunted by regrets and curiosity


  7. Caroline Ambrose Caroline Ambrose says:

    Rainbirds ePUB Ð Hardcover rainbirds pdf, RainbirdsRainbirds EpubRAINBIRDS is a compelling and thoughtful story set in Japan in 1994 It s the story of Ren Ishida whose sister, Keiko, has just been murdered in her prime Ren moves to the small town where Keiko lived and worked and takes a job at the school where Keiko taught There he meets a beautiful but troubled student called Rio and discovers painful secrets about the past The prose is clean and evocative with a light magic realism touch and hits the sweet spot between beautiful and couldn t put it down RAINBIRDS is a compelling and thoughtful story set in Japan in 1994 It s the story of Ren Ishida whose sister, Keiko, has just been murdered in her prime Ren moves to the small town where Keiko lived and worked and takes a job at the school where Keiko taught There he meets a beautiful but troubled student called Rio and discovers painful secrets about the past The prose is clean and evocative with a light magic realism touch and hits the sweet spot between beautiful and


  8. Book of the Month Book of the Month says:

    Rainbirds ePUB Ð Hardcover rainbirds pdf, RainbirdsRainbirds EpubWhy I Love Itby BOTM Editorial Director Siobhan JonesPart of being on the editorial team here at BOTM means that I read the opening chapters of literally dozens of books each month When I come across a story that ma


  9. Julia Buckley Julia Buckley says:

    Rainbirds ePUB Ð Hardcover rainbirds pdf, RainbirdsRainbirds EpubThis book was a pleasant surprise spare and lyrical prose in what seemed part Japanese novel, part mystery, part poetry While the plot didn t always go in the direction I imagined it would and a few scenes seemed inauthentic to the overall story, there were unforgettable details in the tale of Ren Ishida and his visit to the town where his sister was murdered Goenawan s imagery was particularly evocative when she wrote about her main character s dreams A power


  10. Rachel Rachel says:

    Rainbirds ePUB Ð Hardcover rainbirds pdf, RainbirdsRainbirds EpubRainbirds by Haruki Murakami sorry, Clarissa Goenawan is about a man who attempts to investigate the murder of his sister by traveling to her home in Akakawa It s also the most derivative book I ve ever read.Look, I don t usually mind when the influence of another


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