Review: People from My Neighborhood by Hiromi Kawakami


People from My Neighborhood 
is a book about relationships. Kawakami Hiromi‚Äôs collection of micro-fiction, itself only 120-pages long, is about the members of the close-knit community in an exurban Tokyo town. For a volume of short stories, the relationships between characters are remarkably strong. Two and three pages at a time, the reader begins to see the tangled network of ties that bind the people from the neighborhood together…

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