By Kenzaburo Oe
An uncanny mix of the true with the imagined, of memoir with fiction, A Quiet Life is narrated by means of Ma-chan, a twenty-year-old lady. Her father is a well-known and interesting novelist; her older brother, notwithstanding seriously brain-damaged, possesses a virtually magical reward for musical composition; and her mother’s lifestyles is dedicated to the care of them both.
Ma-chan and her more youthful brother locate themselves emotionally at the outdoors of this oddly developed extended family. but if her father accepts a traveling professorship from an American collage, Ma-chan unearths herself all at once the top of the loved ones and on the middle of relatives relationships that “are movingly illuminated” (The New York Times) via Oe’s certain and unpredictable genius.
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