Sputnik Sweetheart


K, a primary school teacher, is in love with Sumire. But Sumire is in love with an older woman – Miu. Frustrated, K has an affair with the mother of one of his pupils. Then Miu asks him to meet her as something very strange has happened to Sumire.

ISBN: 9780099448471 Author: Murakami, Haruki Publisher: Vintage Publication Date: 3rd October 2002 Imprint: Vintage Cover: Paperback Dewey: 895.635 (edition:22) Pages: 229 Readership: General - Trade / Code: K Category: Subjects: , ,

Sumire is in love with a woman seventeen years her senior. But whereas Miu is glamorous and successful, Sumire is an aspiring writer who dresses in an oversized second-hand coat and heavy boots like a character in a Kerouac novel.

Sumire spends hours on the phone talking to her best friend K about the big questions in life: what is sexual desire, and should she ever tell Miu how she feels for her? Meanwhile K wonders whether he should confess his own unrequited love for Sumire.

Then, a desperate Miu calls from a small Greek island: Sumire has mysteriously vanished…

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