- Tapa blanda: 36 páginas
- Editor: Oneworld Publications (9 de octubre de 2017)
- Idioma: Inglés
- ISBN-10: 1786071959
- ISBN-13: 978-1786071958
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Sweet Bean Paste (Inglés) Tapa blanda – 9 oct 2017
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`Simply delicious.' * Guardian * `I'm in story heaven with this book.' * Cecelia Ahern, author of PS, I Love You * `Charmingly written, the plot is a continual surprise. A tale of sorrow that feels uplifting by its end.' * i (The Independent) * `As wise as it is moving, Sukegawa's novel beguiles and seduces the reader from evocative opening to compassionate close.' * The Herald * `A poignant, poetic fable.' * Denis Theriault, author of The Peculiar Life of a Lonely Postman * `Sweet Bean Paste is a subtle, moving exploration of redemption in an unforgiving society... Sukegawa's writing style, delicately translated by Alison Watts, is well-matched to the subject matter: a slow, muted movement that gently guides the reader, while leaving the unnecessary unsaid... It is an original twist on the "odd couple" genre, in which two unlikely companions find they have much to offer each other, and retains much of the humour that genre entails. A book with deceptive heft and lingering resonance.' * Japan Times * `Enthralling...This is that rare book that leaves readers truly humbled, reminding us of everything we should be thankful for, and that it is never too late to do something with our lives.' * The Bookbag * `A polished piece of work, and a decent, touching read.' * Complete Review * `A beautifully rendered tale of outsiders coming together.' * B&N Reads * `Charming and uplifting.' * Press Association * `Sukegawa - enabled by Watts's lucid translation - tells an endearing, thoughtful tale about relationships and the everyday meaning of life... Readers in search of gently illuminating fare - e.g., Shion Miura's The Great Passage, Jeff Talarigo's The Pearl Diver - will appreciate this toothsome treat.' * Library Journal * `Although Tokue's past is a reflection of a dark chapter of Japanese history, her wisdom, patience, and kindness shape this touching and occasionally wistful novel. Through Tokue's story, Sukegawa eloquently explores the seeds of biases and challenges us to truly listen to the natural world and the messages it artfully hides.' * Booklist * `A perfect example of cover and content in total harmony - I love this little masterpiece.' * Gary Powell, Foyles * `An ode to cuisine and to life. Poignant, poetic, sensual: a treat.' * Lausanne Cites * `Sweet Bean Paste is a short book that can be read quickly, yet it unfolds at a relaxed pace. The changing seasons provide reference points for the changes in the characters, but never in a way that seems forced.' * The Japan News * `This mixture of grief and solace, cherry blossoms and red beans is a recipe for happiness.' * Radio SRF 2 Kultur Kompakt *
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'I'm in story heaven with this book.' Cecelia Ahern, author of P.S. I Love You Sentaro has failed. He has a criminal record, drinks too much, and his dream of becoming a writer is just a distant memory. With only the blossoming of the cherry trees to mark the passing of time, he spends his days in a tiny confectionery shop selling dorayaki, a type of pancake filled with sweet bean paste. But everything is about to change. Into his life comes Tokue, an elderly woman with disfigured hands and a troubled past. Tokue makes the best sweet bean paste Sentaro has ever tasted. She begins to teach him her craft, but as their friendship flourishes, social pressures become impossible to escape and Tokue's dark secret is revealed, with devastating consequences. Sweet Bean Paste is a moving novel about the burden of the past and the redemptive power of friendship. Translated into English for the first time, Durian Sukegawa's beautiful prose is capturing hearts all over the world.Ver Descripción del producto
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With simple prose, Sukegawa draws the reader in to the complex lives of the characters. Each character is in need of redemption from their past sins and from the despair that covers them.
It’s hard to classify this book. It’s a gentle read, soft on the spirit but touching to the heart. There is a touch of bitterness to it, as well. Not all things work out, as in real life. But Hope, well, hope comes again, like the Cherry Blossoms in Spring.
Worth reading, in particular if you find yourself in a place where you need a bit of hope. Drink with a soft soul and a fragrant cup of tea.
This is a slow, beautiful book that I absolutely loved. It touched my heart in so many ways. A part of the book explores a chapter of Japanese history that was so dark and sad but the book really isn’t a dark, sad book but rather is very uplifting and inspiring. This a profound story about the meaning of everyday life that brought me to tears but with a smile on my face. Gorgeous book that I’d love to read again one day. I’m going to see if I can get my hands on a copy of the movie, which is called “Sweet Bean”, as I would love to see it.
Oneworld Publication is fast becoming one of my favorite publishers. There was a list of some of their books on the last page of this ebook and I realized that the list included some of my best-loved books of 2017, including “They Know Not What They Do” by Jussi Valtonen, “The Temptation To Be Happy” by Lorenzo Marone, “The Peculiar Life of a Lonely Postman” and “The Postman’s Fiancé” by Denis Theriault. Now I can add this book to that list from a publisher who has a knack for finding unique, one-of-a-kind authors.
Most highly recommended.
This book was given to me by the publisher in return for an honest review.