This slim, elegant novel embodies the sense of longing I sometimes feel when stepping into a particularly well-stocked thrift store: there's meaningful objects everywhere which serve to remind me the longing I feel for that kind of meaning in my own life. When evaluating this book shortly after completing it, the word poetic came to mind, but not in that pretentious way. More like the poetic of Banana-Yoshimoto's-Kitchen-poetic.
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Published: Tin House Books - January 17th, 2012