A Quiet LifeeBook - 1998
Kenzaburo Oe is one of the most original and important writers of our times, and nowhere is his genius more evident than in A Quiet Life-an uncanny blend of the real with the imagined, of memoir with fiction. A Quiet Life is narrated by Ma-chan, a twenty-year-old woman. Her father is a famous and fascinating novelist; her older brother, though severely brain-damaged, possesses an almost magical gift for musical composition; and her mother's life is devoted to the care of them both. Ma-chan and her younger brother find themselves emotionally on the outside of this oddly constructed nuclear family. But when her father accepts a visiting professorship from an American university, Ma-chan finds herself suddenly the head of the household and at the center of family relationships that she must begin to redefine.
Publisher: [United States] : Grove/Atlantic, Inc. : Made available through hoopla, 1998
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Characteristics: 1 online resource