Friday February 28, 2020

A tale of love in reverse that fails to take off

I Haven’t Dreamed Of Flying For A While. By Taichi Yamada. Translated by David James Karashima. Faber & Faber, €16.25

8th March, 2008

I Haven’t Dreamed Of Flying For A While. By Taichi Yamada. Translated by David James Karashima. Faber & Faber, €16.25

When we first meet 48-year-old Taura, he is confined to a hospital bed, watching a televised newscast of a massive train wreck that has just occurred outside his window. Due to the subsequent overcrowding at the hospital, he is asked to share a room with a woman, who is hidden from view behind...

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