The pine islands

The pine islands
Poschmann, Marion, 1969-
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  • Published: 2019
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Description

When Gilbert Silvester wakes one day from a dream that his wife has cheated on him, he flees - immediately, irrationally, inexplicably - for Japan. In Tokyo he discovers the travel writings of the great Japanese poet Basho. 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. 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, Gilbert and Yosa travel across Basho's disappearing Japan, one in search of his perfect ending and the other a new beginning. Serene, playful and profound, The Pine Islands is a story of the transformations we seek and the ones we find along the way.

Related Subjects

Men--Travel--Japan--Fiction.
Midlife crisis--Fiction.
Pilgrims and pilgrimages--Japan--Fiction.
Interpersonal relations--Fiction.
Suicidal behavior--Japan--Fiction.

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ISBN:

9781788160919 (hardback)

Personal Author:

Poschmann, Marion, 1969-

Title:

The pine islands / Marion Poschmann ; translated by Jen Calleja.

Publication Info:

London : Serpent's Tail, 2019.

Publication Info:

©2019

Physical description:

180 pages ; 21 cm.

Content Type:

text

Media Type:

unmediated

Carrier Type:

volume

General Note:

First published in Germany in 2017 by Suhrkamp Verlag Berlin as Die Kieferninseln.

General Note:

Translated from the German.

Personal subject:

Matsuo, Bashō, 1644-1694--Fiction.

Subject term:

Men--Travel--Japan--Fiction.

Subject term:

Midlife crisis--Fiction.

Subject term:

Pilgrims and pilgrimages--Japan--Fiction.

Subject term:

Interpersonal relations--Fiction.

Subject term:

Suicidal behavior--Japan--Fiction.

Added Entry-Personal Name:

Calleja, Jen,

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