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number9dream by David Mitchell

[from Wikipedia]
number9dream is the second novel by English author David Mitchell. Set in Japan, it narrates the search of 19-year-old Eiji Miyake for his father, whom he has never met. Told in the first person by Eiji, it is a coming of age/perception story that breaks convention by juxtaposing Eiji Miyake’s actual journey toward identity and understanding with his imaginative journey.

[from theguardian.com review]
Number9dream is at first glance more traditional in its architecture, sticking mainly with one narrator. Eiji Miyake is a 20-year-old Japanese student, newly arrived in Tokyo to search for his missing father. Absent fathers are traditional bait for metaphysical quests, and Eiji's real quest, it turns out, is to come to terms with a tragedy buried in the past; intercut throughout the novel are idyllic scenes from his childhood.

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Please read the first four chapters for the March 5th meeting; the last four chapters for the March 19th meeting.

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  • Margaret

    So, now that I've had a chance to look at the information I received, here's the lineup for Seattle Shakes next season: In the parks it will be Two Gentlemen of Verona and Julius Caeser with an all-female cast (should be interesting!) Indoors for next season it will be Waiting for Godot, Twelfth Night, Measure for Measure, Tartuffe, Othello. Well, I remembered at least 3 of these correctly...

    March 20, 2014

  • Brian

    Just wanted to mention to the members of the group that have read "Magic Mountain" , Hans Castorp makes an animated appearance in " The Wind Rises" which is showing at Cinerama. This is a great movie to see regardless if you have read Mann's classic or not.-Brian

    March 12, 2014

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