The Resource Moshi Moshi

Moshi Moshi

Label
Moshi Moshi
Title
Moshi Moshi
Statement of responsibility
Banana Yoshimoto ; translated from the Japanese by Asa Yoneda
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This novel of a young Japanese girl grieving her father is "an unlikely, engrossing Tokyo ghost story . . . You won't be able to take your mind off it" (Marie Claire). Yoshie's much-loved musician father has died in a suicide pact with an unknown woman. It is only when Yoshie and her mother move to Shimokitazawa, a traditional Tokyo neighborhood of narrow streets, quirky shops, and friendly residents, that they can finally start to put their painful past behind them. But despite their attempts to move forward, Yoshie is haunted by nightmares in which her father is looking for the phone he left behind on the day he died, or in which she is trying—unsuccessfully—to call him. Is her dead father trying to communicate a message to her through these dreams? With the lightness of touch and surreal detachment that are the hallmarks of her writing, Banana Yoshimoto turns a potential tragedy into a poignant coming-of-age ghost story and a life-affirming homage to the healing powers of community, food, and family. "An intimate portrayal of grief and recovery . . . Yoshimoto's beautiful imagery—the cherry tree in front of the Les Liens bistro where Yochan works, restaurants glowing late at night, the coziness among the restaurant staff members, all captures the spirit of Shimokitazawa and marks Yochan's slow return to an anchored life." —Booklist "Yoshimoto has an effortless ability to penetrate her characters' hearts." —The New York Times
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Summary
"In Moshi-Moshi, Yoshie's much-loved musician father has died in a suicide pact with an unknown woman. It is only when Yoshie and her mother move to Shimo-kitazawa, a traditional Tokyo neighborhood of narrow streets, quirky shops, and friendly residents that they can finally start to put their painful past behind them. However, despite their attempts to move forward, Yoshie is haunted by nightmares in which her father is looking for the phone he left behind on the day he died, or on which she is trying-unsuccessfully-to call him. Is her dead father trying to communicate a message to her through these dreams? With the lightness of touch and surreal detachment that are the hallmarks of her writing, Banana Yoshimoto turns a potential tragedy into a poignant coming-of-age ghost story and a life-affirming homage to the healing powers of community, food, and family. Published in 2010 in Japanese in Tokyo, it has sold over 29,000 copies there so far."--
Theme
Storyline
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Character
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10543274
Cataloging source
BT
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1964-
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  • Yoshimoto, Banana
  • Yoneda, Asa
Dewey number
895.635
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
Target audience
adult
Label
Moshi Moshi
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Publication
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OVERDRIVE:deeb60d0-71b1-45dd-a0f1-838307b6014d
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781619028661
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Moshi Moshi
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:deeb60d0-71b1-45dd-a0f1-838307b6014d
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781619028661
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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