The Resource Rainbirds

Rainbirds

Label
Rainbirds
Title
Rainbirds
Statement of responsibility
Clarissa Goenawan
Title variation
Rain birds
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Ren Ishida has nearly completed his graduate degree at Keio University when he receives news of his sister's violent death. Keiko was stabbed one rainy night on her way home, and there are no leads. Ren heads to Akakawa to conclude his sister’s affairs, failing to understand why she chose to abandon the family and Tokyo for this desolate place years ago. But then Ren is offered Keiko’s newly vacant teaching position at a prestigious local cram school and her bizarre former arrangement of free lodging at a wealthy politician’s mansion in exchange for reading to the man’s ailing wife. He accepts both, abandoning Tokyo and his crumbling relationship there in order to better understand his sister’s life and what took place the night of her death. As Ren comes to know the eccentric local figures, from the enigmatic politician who’s boarding him to his fellow teachers and a rebellious, captivating young female student, he delves into his shared childhood with Keiko and what followed. Haunted in his dreams by a young girl who is desperately trying to tell him something, Ren realizes that Keiko Ishida kept many secrets, even from him
Summary
After his sister, Keiko, is mysteriously murdered in a desolate, small town far from Tokyo, Ren finds himself stepping into her shoes, accepting her teaching position and a job reading to the catatonic wife of a wealthy politician while investigating what really happened
Storyline
Writing style
Character
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10625446
Cataloging source
DLC
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1988-
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Goenawan, Clarissa
Dewey number
823.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Fantasy Fiction
  • Literary Fiction
  • Psychological Fiction
  • Crime & Thriller
Target audience
adult
Label
Rainbirds
Instantiates
Control code
BORROWBOX:PRC_470901
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781616958565
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Rainbirds
Control code
BORROWBOX:PRC_470901
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781616958565
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

    • Lionel Bowen Library and Community CentreBorrow it
      669-673 Anzac Parade, Marouba, NSW, 2035, AU
      -33.938111 151.237977
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