Changeling by Kenzaburo Oe

Changeling Paperback Feb 8 2011

By Kenzaburo Oe
Paperback
$12.05 USD

Oe introduces Kogito Choko, a writer in his early sixties, as he rekindles a childhood friendship with his estranged brother-in-law, the renowned filmmaker Goro Hanawa. Goro sends Kogito a trunk of tapes he has recorded of reflections about their friendship, but as Kogito is listening one night, he hears something odd. "I'm going to head over to the Other Side now," Goro says, and then Kogito hears a loud thud. After a moment of silence, Goro's voice continues: "But don't worry, I'm not going to stop communicating with you." Moments later, Kogito's wife rushes in; Goro has jumped to his death. With that, Kogito begins a far-ranging search to understand what drove his brother-in-law to suicide. His quest takes him from the forests of southern Japan to the washed-out streets of Berlin, where Kogito confronts the ghosts from his own past and that of his lifelong, but departed, friend.

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Product Details

Format
Paperback
Publisher
Grove Press / Atlantic Monthly Press
Publication date
Feb 8 2011
Language
English
Pages
480
ISBN-13
9780802145239
ISBN-10
080214523X
Weight
517g
Dimensions
137.0mm x 208.0mm