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Title The pine islands / Marion Poschmann ; translated by Jen Calleja.
Author Poschmann, Marion, 1969- author.
Publication Toronto : Coach House Books, 2019.
Copyright date ©2017
Description 159 pages ; 21 cm
Call # FIC POSCHMANN
Note Translation of: Die Kieferninseln.
English translation originally published: London : Serpent's Tail, 2019.
Summary "Gilbert Silvester, eminent scholar of beard fashions in film, wakes up one day from a dream that his wife has cheated on him. Certain the dream is a message, and unable to even look at her, he flees - immediately, irrationally, inexplicably - for Japan. In Tokyo he discovers the travel writings of the great Japanese poet Bashō and decides to find solace in nature the way Bashō did, despite knowing nothing of the culture he's stepped into. Suddenly, from Gilbert's directionless crisis there emerges a purpose: a pilgrimage in the footsteps of the poet to see the moon rise over the pine islands of Matsushima. Of course, unlike Bashō, he will take a train. Along the way he falls into step with another pilgrim: Yosa, a young Japanese student clutching a copy of The Complete Manual of Suicide. Together, they travel across Bashō's disappearing Japan, one in search of his perfect ending and the other a new beginning."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Interracial friendship. (OCoLC)fst01741125
Lucid dreams. (OCoLC)fst01003371
Voyages and travels. (OCoLC)fst01169308
Japan. (OCoLC)fst01204082
Lucid dreams -- Fiction.
Voyages and travels -- Fiction.
Interracial friendship -- Fiction.
Japan -- Fiction.
Genre Novels. (OCoLC)fst01921742
Novels.
Addl. Author Calleja, Jen, translator.
Addl. Title Kieferninseln. English
Related To Online version: Poschmann, Marion, 1969- Kieferninseln. English. Pine islands. Toronto : Coach House Books, [2019] 1770566376 9781770566378 (OCoLC)1131818943
ISBN 9781552454015 (softcover)
1552454010 (softcover)

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