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Hikikomori and the Rental Sister

A Novel
Backhaus, Jeff (Book - 2013)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Hikikomori and the Rental Sister
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Estranged from the husband who cloistered himself in his bedroom three years earlier after a devastating tragedy, Silke hires a young Japanese woman to draw him back into the world by establishing a deeply intimate relationship with him.
Authors: Backhaus, Jeff
Title: Hikikomori and the rental sister
a novel
Publisher: Chapel Hill, N.C. : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2013
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 246 p. ;,22 cm
Summary: Estranged from the husband who cloistered himself in his bedroom three years earlier after a devastating tragedy, Silke hires a young Japanese woman to draw him back into the world by establishing a deeply intimate relationship with him.
ISBN: 1616201371
9781616201371
Statement of Responsibility: Jeff Backhaus
Subject Headings: Marriage Fiction Man-woman relationships Fiction Grief Fiction Intimacy (Psychology) Fiction Hikikomori Fiction Social isolation Fiction
Topical Term: Marriage
Man-woman relationships
Grief
Intimacy (Psychology)
Hikikomori
Social isolation
LCCN: 2012026879
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May 15, 2013
  • marcrrussell rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Beautiful. I didn't love the first 40 pages or so; but I went on, and was rewarded with gorgeous writing. It is a nice reminder of how one's scars can sometimes match up and heal nicely next to another's...

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