Moonlight Shadow

Moonlight Shadow

C'è un giorno, un giorno soltanto, in cui in condizioni particolari è possibile rivedere i propri cari defunti. Dicono che qualcuno è pure in grado di sentirli e parlar loro. Che sia possibile per Satsuki, che non riesce in alcun modo a scordare il ragazzo perduto, e Hiiragi, che per ricordare Yumiko ne indossa tutti i giorni la divisa alla marinara? La misteriosa Urara, c C'è un giorno, un giorno soltanto, in cui in condizioni particolari è possibile rivedere i propri cari defunti. Dico...

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Title:Moonlight Shadow
Author:Banana Yoshimoto
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Genres:Asian Literature
ISBN:8858851056
Edition Language:Italian
Format Type:ebook
Number of Pages:48 pages pages

Moonlight Shadow Reviews

  • Apoorvaa Singh
    Mar 15, 2014

    Yoshimoto's writing is so spot on in describing the feeling of longing and grief. There are details in mourning and during loneliness that we feel strongly but rarely solidify with words, and Yoshimoto does this effortlessly. As if I was relieving my own experience with each paragraph,...

    This novella speaks of the healing power of saying a proper goodbye. I believe it to be an essential life skill that we were not taught. Saying goodbye, moving on, accepting that things end (through death or other), and welcoming other people or places or dreams etc... It may take us y...

    A free novella that was included with my version of Kitchen. It was a nice short story, but overall I preferred the more fleshed out Kitchen. But if your copy contains both, read this one too, both cover themes of love and loss. ...

    This story tore me to pieces. I read these lines through a constant film of tears and I will cry unabashedly every single time I re read them... "I'll never be able to be here again. One caravan has stopped, another starts up. There are people I have yet to meet, others I'll neve...

  • Hoda Marmar
    Dec 29, 2016

    Yoshimoto's writing is so spot on in describing the feeling of longing and grief. There are details in mourning and during loneliness that we feel strongly but rarely solidify with words, and Yoshimoto does this effortlessly. As if I was relieving my own experience with each paragraph,...

    This novella speaks of the healing power of saying a proper goodbye. I believe it to be an essential life skill that we were not taught. Saying goodbye, moving on, accepting that things end (through death or other), and welcoming other people or places or dreams etc... It may take us y...

  • Nanta
    Apr 16, 2018

    Yoshimoto's writing is so spot on in describing the feeling of longing and grief. There are details in mourning and during loneliness that we feel strongly but rarely solidify with words, and Yoshimoto does this effortlessly. As if I was relieving my own experience with each paragraph,...

    This novella speaks of the healing power of saying a proper goodbye. I believe it to be an essential life skill that we were not taught. Saying goodbye, moving on, accepting that things end (through death or other), and welcoming other people or places or dreams etc... It may take us y...

    A free novella that was included with my version of Kitchen. It was a nice short story, but overall I preferred the more fleshed out Kitchen. But if your copy contains both, read this one too, both cover themes of love and loss. ...

    This story tore me to pieces. I read these lines through a constant film of tears and I will cry unabashedly every single time I re read them... "I'll never be able to be here again. One caravan has stopped, another starts up. There are people I have yet to meet, others I'll neve...

    This is way much better that Kitchen . ...

    " things are just things , they can't bring back the dead .It just makes me feel better" - Hiiragi This novel should be separated from Kitchen because that way makes me feel that the novel is not important . I liked it more than Kitchen . A masterpiece illustrating how we feel when ...

    This is a heartfelt and warm novella about love and grief. It's my favourite thing of Banana Yoshimoto's. (By 'thing' I mean writing: I have no idea about her personal possessions.) I re-read it every couple of years when it happens that I may be feeling a little adrift. It isn't just ...

    "Parting and death are both terribly painful. But to keep nursing the memory of a love so great you can't believe you'll ever love again is a useless drain on a woman's energies." Of all the prose that came from this little novella, this quote struck me the most. We become so devoted t...

    Oh my goodness, I cried more than I care to admit. ...

    ??? ????? ?? ?????? ??? ???? ???? ?? ????? ???? ??????? ?????. ????? -?? ????- ???????? ??????? ??????? ???????? ??????? ??? ??? ???????? ?? ?? ???? ?? ????? ...

    45 pagine di meraviglia. ...

    Satsuki is struggling to live after she lost her boyfriend Hitoshi in a tragic car accident. She is not able to sleep, so she goes out jogging every dawn, there she meets a strange woman, named Urara who will show her a strange phenomenon that happens every once in a hundred years on t...

    Mi sono accorta, leggendolo, che il racconto è lo stesso in fondo al libro Kitchen e questo denota quanto attentamente l'avessi letto quest'estate :P Rileggendolo ho colto delle sfumature che avevo perso o che comunque sulla spiaggia non mi erano sembrate così interessanti. In real...

    Moonlight Shadow is absolutely brilliant. Having said that, if you've gone through a tragic event recently (death of someone close, tragic heartbreak), DO NOT READ. Banana Yoshimoto's writing is both refined and painfully raw. Every sentence was so relatable, it hurt to the point o...

    [ READ THE ENGLISH TRANSLATION ] ???... ??? ????? ???? ??????? ???? ??? ????? ?? ???????. ?? ???? ????? ?? ????? ? ?? ??? ????? ????? ?????, ????? ???? ??? ???? ?????? ?? ?...

    Molto Personale Toccante come sempre. Temi semplici su cui riflettere, sentimenti e vicende che nella vita ci toccano a tutti e forse è per questo che ci si sente così vicini. Una persona che non c'è più e che vorremmo incontrare almeno un'ultima volta, per sapere se sta bene, ...

    No tenía idea que venía en mi copia de "Kitchen". Pero agradezco que sea así. Me llegó en un momento muy oportuno. Se que lo voy a releer muchas veces. Es como si el libro hubiera sido escrito para esa situación en particular. "El tiempo se detiene para la eternidad en el...

    ?? ??????? ???? ????????? ??? ???? ????? ??????? ?? ?? Kitchen ??? ?????????? ???? ?????? ????????, ??? ???? ??? ???? ??????????? ?????????. ??????? ???????, ??...

    ?? ??? ????? ??????? ????? ???? ????? ??? ???????? ? ????????, ??? ????? ?? ?????? ???? ????? ??? ?? ???? ????? ????? ?? ????? ?? ?????, ? ?? ???? ???? ?? ?????...

    ????? ? ???????) ???????????, ??? ??????? ??????? ?? ?????? ????? ?????? ????? (?????-???? ????????? ?? ??????????? ??????..??????, ? ??????? ?????-?? ??????...

    Me encantó esta mini historia que venía en el libro de Kitchen. Fue muy inesperada pero de verdad parecía que estaba ahí a propósito. Es una de esas historias que te llenan el corazón. ...

    Niente più di un passatempo da un'oretta massimo. Vorrebbe essere struggente ed evocativo, ma è solo un po' carino. ...

    "Può accadere una volta ogni cento anni, se le circostanze aiutano. Né il luogo né il tempo sono stabiliti. Quelli che lo conoscono lo chiamano 'fenomeno Tanabata'. Accade soltanto presso i grandi fiumi. Alcune persone non riescono a veder niente. Quando c'è corrispondenza tra i pe...

    "parting and death are both terribly painful. but to keep nursing the memory of a love so great you can't believe you'll ever love again is a useless drain on a woman's energies." this was worth the sudden feeling of a gaping hole in my chest. ...

    Una piacevolissima sorpresa. ...

    Triste ma bello, particolare ...

    Such a quiet and lovely read. ...

    again, so so good! and so so sad. i thoroughly enjoyed this story! ...

    Una novela corta sobre duelo y un poquito de fantasía. Está bien y me gustó más que Kitchen, el otro libro de esta autora que leí hace tiempo, pero sigo sintiendo que Banana Yoshimoto podría ser Haruki Murakami usando un pseudónimo, como que no encuentro algo especial en su esti...

    4.5 stars. What a heartbreaking and poignant story about loss, love and saying a proper goodbye. The perfect economy in language mixed with the poignancy and grace of Yoshimoto's writing. One of my favorite short stories in recent time. ...

  • Nicole-Anne Keyton
    Jul 05, 2015

    Yoshimoto's writing is so spot on in describing the feeling of longing and grief. There are details in mourning and during loneliness that we feel strongly but rarely solidify with words, and Yoshimoto does this effortlessly. As if I was relieving my own experience with each paragraph,...

    This novella speaks of the healing power of saying a proper goodbye. I believe it to be an essential life skill that we were not taught. Saying goodbye, moving on, accepting that things end (through death or other), and welcoming other people or places or dreams etc... It may take us y...

    A free novella that was included with my version of Kitchen. It was a nice short story, but overall I preferred the more fleshed out Kitchen. But if your copy contains both, read this one too, both cover themes of love and loss. ...

    This story tore me to pieces. I read these lines through a constant film of tears and I will cry unabashedly every single time I re read them... "I'll never be able to be here again. One caravan has stopped, another starts up. There are people I have yet to meet, others I'll neve...

    This is way much better that Kitchen . ...

    " things are just things , they can't bring back the dead .It just makes me feel better" - Hiiragi This novel should be separated from Kitchen because that way makes me feel that the novel is not important . I liked it more than Kitchen . A masterpiece illustrating how we feel when ...

    This is a heartfelt and warm novella about love and grief. It's my favourite thing of Banana Yoshimoto's. (By 'thing' I mean writing: I have no idea about her personal possessions.) I re-read it every couple of years when it happens that I may be feeling a little adrift. It isn't just ...

    "Parting and death are both terribly painful. But to keep nursing the memory of a love so great you can't believe you'll ever love again is a useless drain on a woman's energies." Of all the prose that came from this little novella, this quote struck me the most. We become so devoted t...

  • Nurul Nadzirin
    Jun 03, 2013

    Yoshimoto's writing is so spot on in describing the feeling of longing and grief. There are details in mourning and during loneliness that we feel strongly but rarely solidify with words, and Yoshimoto does this effortlessly. As if I was relieving my own experience with each paragraph,...

  • Etna
    May 19, 2011

    Yoshimoto's writing is so spot on in describing the feeling of longing and grief. There are details in mourning and during loneliness that we feel strongly but rarely solidify with words, and Yoshimoto does this effortlessly. As if I was relieving my own experience with each paragraph,...

    This novella speaks of the healing power of saying a proper goodbye. I believe it to be an essential life skill that we were not taught. Saying goodbye, moving on, accepting that things end (through death or other), and welcoming other people or places or dreams etc... It may take us y...

    A free novella that was included with my version of Kitchen. It was a nice short story, but overall I preferred the more fleshed out Kitchen. But if your copy contains both, read this one too, both cover themes of love and loss. ...

    This story tore me to pieces. I read these lines through a constant film of tears and I will cry unabashedly every single time I re read them... "I'll never be able to be here again. One caravan has stopped, another starts up. There are people I have yet to meet, others I'll neve...

    This is way much better that Kitchen . ...

    " things are just things , they can't bring back the dead .It just makes me feel better" - Hiiragi This novel should be separated from Kitchen because that way makes me feel that the novel is not important . I liked it more than Kitchen . A masterpiece illustrating how we feel when ...

    This is a heartfelt and warm novella about love and grief. It's my favourite thing of Banana Yoshimoto's. (By 'thing' I mean writing: I have no idea about her personal possessions.) I re-read it every couple of years when it happens that I may be feeling a little adrift. It isn't just ...

    "Parting and death are both terribly painful. But to keep nursing the memory of a love so great you can't believe you'll ever love again is a useless drain on a woman's energies." Of all the prose that came from this little novella, this quote struck me the most. We become so devoted t...

    Oh my goodness, I cried more than I care to admit. ...

    ??? ????? ?? ?????? ??? ???? ???? ?? ????? ???? ??????? ?????. ????? -?? ????- ???????? ??????? ??????? ???????? ??????? ??? ??? ???????? ?? ?? ???? ?? ????? ...

    45 pagine di meraviglia. ...

    Satsuki is struggling to live after she lost her boyfriend Hitoshi in a tragic car accident. She is not able to sleep, so she goes out jogging every dawn, there she meets a strange woman, named Urara who will show her a strange phenomenon that happens every once in a hundred years on t...

    Mi sono accorta, leggendolo, che il racconto è lo stesso in fondo al libro Kitchen e questo denota quanto attentamente l'avessi letto quest'estate :P Rileggendolo ho colto delle sfumature che avevo perso o che comunque sulla spiaggia non mi erano sembrate così interessanti. In real...

    Moonlight Shadow is absolutely brilliant. Having said that, if you've gone through a tragic event recently (death of someone close, tragic heartbreak), DO NOT READ. Banana Yoshimoto's writing is both refined and painfully raw. Every sentence was so relatable, it hurt to the point o...

    [ READ THE ENGLISH TRANSLATION ] ???... ??? ????? ???? ??????? ???? ??? ????? ?? ???????. ?? ???? ????? ?? ????? ? ?? ??? ????? ????? ?????, ????? ???? ??? ???? ?????? ?? ?...

    Molto Personale Toccante come sempre. Temi semplici su cui riflettere, sentimenti e vicende che nella vita ci toccano a tutti e forse è per questo che ci si sente così vicini. Una persona che non c'è più e che vorremmo incontrare almeno un'ultima volta, per sapere se sta bene, ...

    No tenía idea que venía en mi copia de "Kitchen". Pero agradezco que sea así. Me llegó en un momento muy oportuno. Se que lo voy a releer muchas veces. Es como si el libro hubiera sido escrito para esa situación en particular. "El tiempo se detiene para la eternidad en el...

    ?? ??????? ???? ????????? ??? ???? ????? ??????? ?? ?? Kitchen ??? ?????????? ???? ?????? ????????, ??? ???? ??? ???? ??????????? ?????????. ??????? ???????, ??...

    ?? ??? ????? ??????? ????? ???? ????? ??? ???????? ? ????????, ??? ????? ?? ?????? ???? ????? ??? ?? ???? ????? ????? ?? ????? ?? ?????, ? ?? ???? ???? ?? ?????...

    ????? ? ???????) ???????????, ??? ??????? ??????? ?? ?????? ????? ?????? ????? (?????-???? ????????? ?? ??????????? ??????..??????, ? ??????? ?????-?? ??????...

  • Melissa
    Feb 03, 2018

    Yoshimoto's writing is so spot on in describing the feeling of longing and grief. There are details in mourning and during loneliness that we feel strongly but rarely solidify with words, and Yoshimoto does this effortlessly. As if I was relieving my own experience with each paragraph,...

    This novella speaks of the healing power of saying a proper goodbye. I believe it to be an essential life skill that we were not taught. Saying goodbye, moving on, accepting that things end (through death or other), and welcoming other people or places or dreams etc... It may take us y...

    A free novella that was included with my version of Kitchen. It was a nice short story, but overall I preferred the more fleshed out Kitchen. But if your copy contains both, read this one too, both cover themes of love and loss. ...

  • Deniss
    Dec 28, 2017

    Yoshimoto's writing is so spot on in describing the feeling of longing and grief. There are details in mourning and during loneliness that we feel strongly but rarely solidify with words, and Yoshimoto does this effortlessly. As if I was relieving my own experience with each paragraph,...

    This novella speaks of the healing power of saying a proper goodbye. I believe it to be an essential life skill that we were not taught. Saying goodbye, moving on, accepting that things end (through death or other), and welcoming other people or places or dreams etc... It may take us y...

    A free novella that was included with my version of Kitchen. It was a nice short story, but overall I preferred the more fleshed out Kitchen. But if your copy contains both, read this one too, both cover themes of love and loss. ...

    This story tore me to pieces. I read these lines through a constant film of tears and I will cry unabashedly every single time I re read them... "I'll never be able to be here again. One caravan has stopped, another starts up. There are people I have yet to meet, others I'll neve...

    This is way much better that Kitchen . ...

    " things are just things , they can't bring back the dead .It just makes me feel better" - Hiiragi This novel should be separated from Kitchen because that way makes me feel that the novel is not important . I liked it more than Kitchen . A masterpiece illustrating how we feel when ...

    This is a heartfelt and warm novella about love and grief. It's my favourite thing of Banana Yoshimoto's. (By 'thing' I mean writing: I have no idea about her personal possessions.) I re-read it every couple of years when it happens that I may be feeling a little adrift. It isn't just ...

    "Parting and death are both terribly painful. But to keep nursing the memory of a love so great you can't believe you'll ever love again is a useless drain on a woman's energies." Of all the prose that came from this little novella, this quote struck me the most. We become so devoted t...

    Oh my goodness, I cried more than I care to admit. ...

    ??? ????? ?? ?????? ??? ???? ???? ?? ????? ???? ??????? ?????. ????? -?? ????- ???????? ??????? ??????? ???????? ??????? ??? ??? ???????? ?? ?? ???? ?? ????? ...

    45 pagine di meraviglia. ...

    Satsuki is struggling to live after she lost her boyfriend Hitoshi in a tragic car accident. She is not able to sleep, so she goes out jogging every dawn, there she meets a strange woman, named Urara who will show her a strange phenomenon that happens every once in a hundred years on t...

    Mi sono accorta, leggendolo, che il racconto è lo stesso in fondo al libro Kitchen e questo denota quanto attentamente l'avessi letto quest'estate :P Rileggendolo ho colto delle sfumature che avevo perso o che comunque sulla spiaggia non mi erano sembrate così interessanti. In real...

    Moonlight Shadow is absolutely brilliant. Having said that, if you've gone through a tragic event recently (death of someone close, tragic heartbreak), DO NOT READ. Banana Yoshimoto's writing is both refined and painfully raw. Every sentence was so relatable, it hurt to the point o...

    [ READ THE ENGLISH TRANSLATION ] ???... ??? ????? ???? ??????? ???? ??? ????? ?? ???????. ?? ???? ????? ?? ????? ? ?? ??? ????? ????? ?????, ????? ???? ??? ???? ?????? ?? ?...

    Molto Personale Toccante come sempre. Temi semplici su cui riflettere, sentimenti e vicende che nella vita ci toccano a tutti e forse è per questo che ci si sente così vicini. Una persona che non c'è più e che vorremmo incontrare almeno un'ultima volta, per sapere se sta bene, ...

    No tenía idea que venía en mi copia de "Kitchen". Pero agradezco que sea así. Me llegó en un momento muy oportuno. Se que lo voy a releer muchas veces. Es como si el libro hubiera sido escrito para esa situación en particular. "El tiempo se detiene para la eternidad en el...

    ?? ??????? ???? ????????? ??? ???? ????? ??????? ?? ?? Kitchen ??? ?????????? ???? ?????? ????????, ??? ???? ??? ???? ??????????? ?????????. ??????? ???????, ??...

    ?? ??? ????? ??????? ????? ???? ????? ??? ???????? ? ????????, ??? ????? ?? ?????? ???? ????? ??? ?? ???? ????? ????? ?? ????? ?? ?????, ? ?? ???? ???? ?? ?????...

    ????? ? ???????) ???????????, ??? ??????? ??????? ?? ?????? ????? ?????? ????? (?????-???? ????????? ?? ??????????? ??????..??????, ? ??????? ?????-?? ??????...

    Me encantó esta mini historia que venía en el libro de Kitchen. Fue muy inesperada pero de verdad parecía que estaba ahí a propósito. Es una de esas historias que te llenan el corazón. ...

    Niente più di un passatempo da un'oretta massimo. Vorrebbe essere struggente ed evocativo, ma è solo un po' carino. ...

    "Può accadere una volta ogni cento anni, se le circostanze aiutano. Né il luogo né il tempo sono stabiliti. Quelli che lo conoscono lo chiamano 'fenomeno Tanabata'. Accade soltanto presso i grandi fiumi. Alcune persone non riescono a veder niente. Quando c'è corrispondenza tra i pe...

    "parting and death are both terribly painful. but to keep nursing the memory of a love so great you can't believe you'll ever love again is a useless drain on a woman's energies." this was worth the sudden feeling of a gaping hole in my chest. ...

    Una piacevolissima sorpresa. ...

    Triste ma bello, particolare ...

    Such a quiet and lovely read. ...

    again, so so good! and so so sad. i thoroughly enjoyed this story! ...

    Una novela corta sobre duelo y un poquito de fantasía. Está bien y me gustó más que Kitchen, el otro libro de esta autora que leí hace tiempo, pero sigo sintiendo que Banana Yoshimoto podría ser Haruki Murakami usando un pseudónimo, como que no encuentro algo especial en su esti...

  • Zoe
    May 13, 2018

    Yoshimoto's writing is so spot on in describing the feeling of longing and grief. There are details in mourning and during loneliness that we feel strongly but rarely solidify with words, and Yoshimoto does this effortlessly. As if I was relieving my own experience with each paragraph,...

    This novella speaks of the healing power of saying a proper goodbye. I believe it to be an essential life skill that we were not taught. Saying goodbye, moving on, accepting that things end (through death or other), and welcoming other people or places or dreams etc... It may take us y...

    A free novella that was included with my version of Kitchen. It was a nice short story, but overall I preferred the more fleshed out Kitchen. But if your copy contains both, read this one too, both cover themes of love and loss. ...

    This story tore me to pieces. I read these lines through a constant film of tears and I will cry unabashedly every single time I re read them... "I'll never be able to be here again. One caravan has stopped, another starts up. There are people I have yet to meet, others I'll neve...

    This is way much better that Kitchen . ...

    " things are just things , they can't bring back the dead .It just makes me feel better" - Hiiragi This novel should be separated from Kitchen because that way makes me feel that the novel is not important . I liked it more than Kitchen . A masterpiece illustrating how we feel when ...

    This is a heartfelt and warm novella about love and grief. It's my favourite thing of Banana Yoshimoto's. (By 'thing' I mean writing: I have no idea about her personal possessions.) I re-read it every couple of years when it happens that I may be feeling a little adrift. It isn't just ...

    "Parting and death are both terribly painful. But to keep nursing the memory of a love so great you can't believe you'll ever love again is a useless drain on a woman's energies." Of all the prose that came from this little novella, this quote struck me the most. We become so devoted t...

    Oh my goodness, I cried more than I care to admit. ...

    ??? ????? ?? ?????? ??? ???? ???? ?? ????? ???? ??????? ?????. ????? -?? ????- ???????? ??????? ??????? ???????? ??????? ??? ??? ???????? ?? ?? ???? ?? ????? ...

    45 pagine di meraviglia. ...

    Satsuki is struggling to live after she lost her boyfriend Hitoshi in a tragic car accident. She is not able to sleep, so she goes out jogging every dawn, there she meets a strange woman, named Urara who will show her a strange phenomenon that happens every once in a hundred years on t...

    Mi sono accorta, leggendolo, che il racconto è lo stesso in fondo al libro Kitchen e questo denota quanto attentamente l'avessi letto quest'estate :P Rileggendolo ho colto delle sfumature che avevo perso o che comunque sulla spiaggia non mi erano sembrate così interessanti. In real...

    Moonlight Shadow is absolutely brilliant. Having said that, if you've gone through a tragic event recently (death of someone close, tragic heartbreak), DO NOT READ. Banana Yoshimoto's writing is both refined and painfully raw. Every sentence was so relatable, it hurt to the point o...

    [ READ THE ENGLISH TRANSLATION ] ???... ??? ????? ???? ??????? ???? ??? ????? ?? ???????. ?? ???? ????? ?? ????? ? ?? ??? ????? ????? ?????, ????? ???? ??? ???? ?????? ?? ?...

    Molto Personale Toccante come sempre. Temi semplici su cui riflettere, sentimenti e vicende che nella vita ci toccano a tutti e forse è per questo che ci si sente così vicini. Una persona che non c'è più e che vorremmo incontrare almeno un'ultima volta, per sapere se sta bene, ...

    No tenía idea que venía en mi copia de "Kitchen". Pero agradezco que sea así. Me llegó en un momento muy oportuno. Se que lo voy a releer muchas veces. Es como si el libro hubiera sido escrito para esa situación en particular. "El tiempo se detiene para la eternidad en el...

    ?? ??????? ???? ????????? ??? ???? ????? ??????? ?? ?? Kitchen ??? ?????????? ???? ?????? ????????, ??? ???? ??? ???? ??????????? ?????????. ??????? ???????, ??...

    ?? ??? ????? ??????? ????? ???? ????? ??? ???????? ? ????????, ??? ????? ?? ?????? ???? ????? ??? ?? ???? ????? ????? ?? ????? ?? ?????, ? ?? ???? ???? ?? ?????...

    ????? ? ???????) ???????????, ??? ??????? ??????? ?? ?????? ????? ?????? ????? (?????-???? ????????? ?? ??????????? ??????..??????, ? ??????? ?????-?? ??????...

    Me encantó esta mini historia que venía en el libro de Kitchen. Fue muy inesperada pero de verdad parecía que estaba ahí a propósito. Es una de esas historias que te llenan el corazón. ...

    Niente più di un passatempo da un'oretta massimo. Vorrebbe essere struggente ed evocativo, ma è solo un po' carino. ...

    "Può accadere una volta ogni cento anni, se le circostanze aiutano. Né il luogo né il tempo sono stabiliti. Quelli che lo conoscono lo chiamano 'fenomeno Tanabata'. Accade soltanto presso i grandi fiumi. Alcune persone non riescono a veder niente. Quando c'è corrispondenza tra i pe...

    "parting and death are both terribly painful. but to keep nursing the memory of a love so great you can't believe you'll ever love again is a useless drain on a woman's energies." this was worth the sudden feeling of a gaping hole in my chest. ...

    Una piacevolissima sorpresa. ...

    Triste ma bello, particolare ...

    Such a quiet and lovely read. ...

    again, so so good! and so so sad. i thoroughly enjoyed this story! ...

  • سلطان
    Sep 08, 2015

    Yoshimoto's writing is so spot on in describing the feeling of longing and grief. There are details in mourning and during loneliness that we feel strongly but rarely solidify with words, and Yoshimoto does this effortlessly. As if I was relieving my own experience with each paragraph,...

    This novella speaks of the healing power of saying a proper goodbye. I believe it to be an essential life skill that we were not taught. Saying goodbye, moving on, accepting that things end (through death or other), and welcoming other people or places or dreams etc... It may take us y...

    A free novella that was included with my version of Kitchen. It was a nice short story, but overall I preferred the more fleshed out Kitchen. But if your copy contains both, read this one too, both cover themes of love and loss. ...

    This story tore me to pieces. I read these lines through a constant film of tears and I will cry unabashedly every single time I re read them... "I'll never be able to be here again. One caravan has stopped, another starts up. There are people I have yet to meet, others I'll neve...

    This is way much better that Kitchen . ...

    " things are just things , they can't bring back the dead .It just makes me feel better" - Hiiragi This novel should be separated from Kitchen because that way makes me feel that the novel is not important . I liked it more than Kitchen . A masterpiece illustrating how we feel when ...

    This is a heartfelt and warm novella about love and grief. It's my favourite thing of Banana Yoshimoto's. (By 'thing' I mean writing: I have no idea about her personal possessions.) I re-read it every couple of years when it happens that I may be feeling a little adrift. It isn't just ...

    "Parting and death are both terribly painful. But to keep nursing the memory of a love so great you can't believe you'll ever love again is a useless drain on a woman's energies." Of all the prose that came from this little novella, this quote struck me the most. We become so devoted t...

    Oh my goodness, I cried more than I care to admit. ...

    ??? ????? ?? ?????? ??? ???? ???? ?? ????? ???? ??????? ?????. ????? -?? ????- ???????? ??????? ??????? ???????? ??????? ??? ??? ???????? ?? ?? ???? ?? ????? ...

  • SilverF
    Apr 17, 2015

    Yoshimoto's writing is so spot on in describing the feeling of longing and grief. There are details in mourning and during loneliness that we feel strongly but rarely solidify with words, and Yoshimoto does this effortlessly. As if I was relieving my own experience with each paragraph,...

    This novella speaks of the healing power of saying a proper goodbye. I believe it to be an essential life skill that we were not taught. Saying goodbye, moving on, accepting that things end (through death or other), and welcoming other people or places or dreams etc... It may take us y...

    A free novella that was included with my version of Kitchen. It was a nice short story, but overall I preferred the more fleshed out Kitchen. But if your copy contains both, read this one too, both cover themes of love and loss. ...

    This story tore me to pieces. I read these lines through a constant film of tears and I will cry unabashedly every single time I re read them... "I'll never be able to be here again. One caravan has stopped, another starts up. There are people I have yet to meet, others I'll neve...

    This is way much better that Kitchen . ...

    " things are just things , they can't bring back the dead .It just makes me feel better" - Hiiragi This novel should be separated from Kitchen because that way makes me feel that the novel is not important . I liked it more than Kitchen . A masterpiece illustrating how we feel when ...

    This is a heartfelt and warm novella about love and grief. It's my favourite thing of Banana Yoshimoto's. (By 'thing' I mean writing: I have no idea about her personal possessions.) I re-read it every couple of years when it happens that I may be feeling a little adrift. It isn't just ...

    "Parting and death are both terribly painful. But to keep nursing the memory of a love so great you can't believe you'll ever love again is a useless drain on a woman's energies." Of all the prose that came from this little novella, this quote struck me the most. We become so devoted t...

    Oh my goodness, I cried more than I care to admit. ...

    ??? ????? ?? ?????? ??? ???? ???? ?? ????? ???? ??????? ?????. ????? -?? ????- ???????? ??????? ??????? ???????? ??????? ??? ??? ???????? ?? ?? ???? ?? ????? ...

    45 pagine di meraviglia. ...

  • Kylie
    May 23, 2017

    Yoshimoto's writing is so spot on in describing the feeling of longing and grief. There are details in mourning and during loneliness that we feel strongly but rarely solidify with words, and Yoshimoto does this effortlessly. As if I was relieving my own experience with each paragraph,...

    This novella speaks of the healing power of saying a proper goodbye. I believe it to be an essential life skill that we were not taught. Saying goodbye, moving on, accepting that things end (through death or other), and welcoming other people or places or dreams etc... It may take us y...

    A free novella that was included with my version of Kitchen. It was a nice short story, but overall I preferred the more fleshed out Kitchen. But if your copy contains both, read this one too, both cover themes of love and loss. ...

    This story tore me to pieces. I read these lines through a constant film of tears and I will cry unabashedly every single time I re read them... "I'll never be able to be here again. One caravan has stopped, another starts up. There are people I have yet to meet, others I'll neve...

    This is way much better that Kitchen . ...

    " things are just things , they can't bring back the dead .It just makes me feel better" - Hiiragi This novel should be separated from Kitchen because that way makes me feel that the novel is not important . I liked it more than Kitchen . A masterpiece illustrating how we feel when ...

    This is a heartfelt and warm novella about love and grief. It's my favourite thing of Banana Yoshimoto's. (By 'thing' I mean writing: I have no idea about her personal possessions.) I re-read it every couple of years when it happens that I may be feeling a little adrift. It isn't just ...

    "Parting and death are both terribly painful. But to keep nursing the memory of a love so great you can't believe you'll ever love again is a useless drain on a woman's energies." Of all the prose that came from this little novella, this quote struck me the most. We become so devoted t...

    Oh my goodness, I cried more than I care to admit. ...

  • Alma Barrón
    Jul 19, 2013

    Yoshimoto's writing is so spot on in describing the feeling of longing and grief. There are details in mourning and during loneliness that we feel strongly but rarely solidify with words, and Yoshimoto does this effortlessly. As if I was relieving my own experience with each paragraph,...

    This novella speaks of the healing power of saying a proper goodbye. I believe it to be an essential life skill that we were not taught. Saying goodbye, moving on, accepting that things end (through death or other), and welcoming other people or places or dreams etc... It may take us y...

    A free novella that was included with my version of Kitchen. It was a nice short story, but overall I preferred the more fleshed out Kitchen. But if your copy contains both, read this one too, both cover themes of love and loss. ...

    This story tore me to pieces. I read these lines through a constant film of tears and I will cry unabashedly every single time I re read them... "I'll never be able to be here again. One caravan has stopped, another starts up. There are people I have yet to meet, others I'll neve...

    This is way much better that Kitchen . ...

    " things are just things , they can't bring back the dead .It just makes me feel better" - Hiiragi This novel should be separated from Kitchen because that way makes me feel that the novel is not important . I liked it more than Kitchen . A masterpiece illustrating how we feel when ...

    This is a heartfelt and warm novella about love and grief. It's my favourite thing of Banana Yoshimoto's. (By 'thing' I mean writing: I have no idea about her personal possessions.) I re-read it every couple of years when it happens that I may be feeling a little adrift. It isn't just ...

    "Parting and death are both terribly painful. But to keep nursing the memory of a love so great you can't believe you'll ever love again is a useless drain on a woman's energies." Of all the prose that came from this little novella, this quote struck me the most. We become so devoted t...

    Oh my goodness, I cried more than I care to admit. ...

    ??? ????? ?? ?????? ??? ???? ???? ?? ????? ???? ??????? ?????. ????? -?? ????- ???????? ??????? ??????? ???????? ??????? ??? ??? ???????? ?? ?? ???? ?? ????? ...

    45 pagine di meraviglia. ...

    Satsuki is struggling to live after she lost her boyfriend Hitoshi in a tragic car accident. She is not able to sleep, so she goes out jogging every dawn, there she meets a strange woman, named Urara who will show her a strange phenomenon that happens every once in a hundred years on t...

  • den
    Jan 06, 2018

    Yoshimoto's writing is so spot on in describing the feeling of longing and grief. There are details in mourning and during loneliness that we feel strongly but rarely solidify with words, and Yoshimoto does this effortlessly. As if I was relieving my own experience with each paragraph,...

    This novella speaks of the healing power of saying a proper goodbye. I believe it to be an essential life skill that we were not taught. Saying goodbye, moving on, accepting that things end (through death or other), and welcoming other people or places or dreams etc... It may take us y...

    A free novella that was included with my version of Kitchen. It was a nice short story, but overall I preferred the more fleshed out Kitchen. But if your copy contains both, read this one too, both cover themes of love and loss. ...

    This story tore me to pieces. I read these lines through a constant film of tears and I will cry unabashedly every single time I re read them... "I'll never be able to be here again. One caravan has stopped, another starts up. There are people I have yet to meet, others I'll neve...

    This is way much better that Kitchen . ...

    " things are just things , they can't bring back the dead .It just makes me feel better" - Hiiragi This novel should be separated from Kitchen because that way makes me feel that the novel is not important . I liked it more than Kitchen . A masterpiece illustrating how we feel when ...

    This is a heartfelt and warm novella about love and grief. It's my favourite thing of Banana Yoshimoto's. (By 'thing' I mean writing: I have no idea about her personal possessions.) I re-read it every couple of years when it happens that I may be feeling a little adrift. It isn't just ...

    "Parting and death are both terribly painful. But to keep nursing the memory of a love so great you can't believe you'll ever love again is a useless drain on a woman's energies." Of all the prose that came from this little novella, this quote struck me the most. We become so devoted t...

    Oh my goodness, I cried more than I care to admit. ...

    ??? ????? ?? ?????? ??? ???? ???? ?? ????? ???? ??????? ?????. ????? -?? ????- ???????? ??????? ??????? ???????? ??????? ??? ??? ???????? ?? ?? ???? ?? ????? ...

    45 pagine di meraviglia. ...

    Satsuki is struggling to live after she lost her boyfriend Hitoshi in a tragic car accident. She is not able to sleep, so she goes out jogging every dawn, there she meets a strange woman, named Urara who will show her a strange phenomenon that happens every once in a hundred years on t...

    Mi sono accorta, leggendolo, che il racconto è lo stesso in fondo al libro Kitchen e questo denota quanto attentamente l'avessi letto quest'estate :P Rileggendolo ho colto delle sfumature che avevo perso o che comunque sulla spiaggia non mi erano sembrate così interessanti. In real...

    Moonlight Shadow is absolutely brilliant. Having said that, if you've gone through a tragic event recently (death of someone close, tragic heartbreak), DO NOT READ. Banana Yoshimoto's writing is both refined and painfully raw. Every sentence was so relatable, it hurt to the point o...

    [ READ THE ENGLISH TRANSLATION ] ???... ??? ????? ???? ??????? ???? ??? ????? ?? ???????. ?? ???? ????? ?? ????? ? ?? ??? ????? ????? ?????, ????? ???? ??? ???? ?????? ?? ?...

    Molto Personale Toccante come sempre. Temi semplici su cui riflettere, sentimenti e vicende che nella vita ci toccano a tutti e forse è per questo che ci si sente così vicini. Una persona che non c'è più e che vorremmo incontrare almeno un'ultima volta, per sapere se sta bene, ...

    No tenía idea que venía en mi copia de "Kitchen". Pero agradezco que sea así. Me llegó en un momento muy oportuno. Se que lo voy a releer muchas veces. Es como si el libro hubiera sido escrito para esa situación en particular. "El tiempo se detiene para la eternidad en el...

    ?? ??????? ???? ????????? ??? ???? ????? ??????? ?? ?? Kitchen ??? ?????????? ???? ?????? ????????, ??? ???? ??? ???? ??????????? ?????????. ??????? ???????, ??...

    ?? ??? ????? ??????? ????? ???? ????? ??? ???????? ? ????????, ??? ????? ?? ?????? ???? ????? ??? ?? ???? ????? ????? ?? ????? ?? ?????, ? ?? ???? ???? ?? ?????...

    ????? ? ???????) ???????????, ??? ??????? ??????? ?? ?????? ????? ?????? ????? (?????-???? ????????? ?? ??????????? ??????..??????, ? ??????? ?????-?? ??????...

    Me encantó esta mini historia que venía en el libro de Kitchen. Fue muy inesperada pero de verdad parecía que estaba ahí a propósito. Es una de esas historias que te llenan el corazón. ...

    Niente più di un passatempo da un'oretta massimo. Vorrebbe essere struggente ed evocativo, ma è solo un po' carino. ...

    "Può accadere una volta ogni cento anni, se le circostanze aiutano. Né il luogo né il tempo sono stabiliti. Quelli che lo conoscono lo chiamano 'fenomeno Tanabata'. Accade soltanto presso i grandi fiumi. Alcune persone non riescono a veder niente. Quando c'è corrispondenza tra i pe...

    "parting and death are both terribly painful. but to keep nursing the memory of a love so great you can't believe you'll ever love again is a useless drain on a woman's energies." this was worth the sudden feeling of a gaping hole in my chest. ...

  • Yazan Azzam
    Apr 20, 2016

    Yoshimoto's writing is so spot on in describing the feeling of longing and grief. There are details in mourning and during loneliness that we feel strongly but rarely solidify with words, and Yoshimoto does this effortlessly. As if I was relieving my own experience with each paragraph,...

    This novella speaks of the healing power of saying a proper goodbye. I believe it to be an essential life skill that we were not taught. Saying goodbye, moving on, accepting that things end (through death or other), and welcoming other people or places or dreams etc... It may take us y...

    A free novella that was included with my version of Kitchen. It was a nice short story, but overall I preferred the more fleshed out Kitchen. But if your copy contains both, read this one too, both cover themes of love and loss. ...

    This story tore me to pieces. I read these lines through a constant film of tears and I will cry unabashedly every single time I re read them... "I'll never be able to be here again. One caravan has stopped, another starts up. There are people I have yet to meet, others I'll neve...

    This is way much better that Kitchen . ...

    " things are just things , they can't bring back the dead .It just makes me feel better" - Hiiragi This novel should be separated from Kitchen because that way makes me feel that the novel is not important . I liked it more than Kitchen . A masterpiece illustrating how we feel when ...

    This is a heartfelt and warm novella about love and grief. It's my favourite thing of Banana Yoshimoto's. (By 'thing' I mean writing: I have no idea about her personal possessions.) I re-read it every couple of years when it happens that I may be feeling a little adrift. It isn't just ...

    "Parting and death are both terribly painful. But to keep nursing the memory of a love so great you can't believe you'll ever love again is a useless drain on a woman's energies." Of all the prose that came from this little novella, this quote struck me the most. We become so devoted t...

    Oh my goodness, I cried more than I care to admit. ...

    ??? ????? ?? ?????? ??? ???? ???? ?? ????? ???? ??????? ?????. ????? -?? ????- ???????? ??????? ??????? ???????? ??????? ??? ??? ???????? ?? ?? ???? ?? ????? ...

    45 pagine di meraviglia. ...

    Satsuki is struggling to live after she lost her boyfriend Hitoshi in a tragic car accident. She is not able to sleep, so she goes out jogging every dawn, there she meets a strange woman, named Urara who will show her a strange phenomenon that happens every once in a hundred years on t...

    Mi sono accorta, leggendolo, che il racconto è lo stesso in fondo al libro Kitchen e questo denota quanto attentamente l'avessi letto quest'estate :P Rileggendolo ho colto delle sfumature che avevo perso o che comunque sulla spiaggia non mi erano sembrate così interessanti. In real...

    Moonlight Shadow is absolutely brilliant. Having said that, if you've gone through a tragic event recently (death of someone close, tragic heartbreak), DO NOT READ. Banana Yoshimoto's writing is both refined and painfully raw. Every sentence was so relatable, it hurt to the point o...

    [ READ THE ENGLISH TRANSLATION ] ???... ??? ????? ???? ??????? ???? ??? ????? ?? ???????. ?? ???? ????? ?? ????? ? ?? ??? ????? ????? ?????, ????? ???? ??? ???? ?????? ?? ?...

    Molto Personale Toccante come sempre. Temi semplici su cui riflettere, sentimenti e vicende che nella vita ci toccano a tutti e forse è per questo che ci si sente così vicini. Una persona che non c'è più e che vorremmo incontrare almeno un'ultima volta, per sapere se sta bene, ...

    No tenía idea que venía en mi copia de "Kitchen". Pero agradezco que sea así. Me llegó en un momento muy oportuno. Se que lo voy a releer muchas veces. Es como si el libro hubiera sido escrito para esa situación en particular. "El tiempo se detiene para la eternidad en el...

    ?? ??????? ???? ????????? ??? ???? ????? ??????? ?? ?? Kitchen ??? ?????????? ???? ?????? ????????, ??? ???? ??? ???? ??????????? ?????????. ??????? ???????, ??...

    ?? ??? ????? ??????? ????? ???? ????? ??? ???????? ? ????????, ??? ????? ?? ?????? ???? ????? ??? ?? ???? ????? ????? ?? ????? ?? ?????, ? ?? ???? ???? ?? ?????...

  • LucyReads
    Apr 08, 2018

    Yoshimoto's writing is so spot on in describing the feeling of longing and grief. There are details in mourning and during loneliness that we feel strongly but rarely solidify with words, and Yoshimoto does this effortlessly. As if I was relieving my own experience with each paragraph,...

    This novella speaks of the healing power of saying a proper goodbye. I believe it to be an essential life skill that we were not taught. Saying goodbye, moving on, accepting that things end (through death or other), and welcoming other people or places or dreams etc... It may take us y...

    A free novella that was included with my version of Kitchen. It was a nice short story, but overall I preferred the more fleshed out Kitchen. But if your copy contains both, read this one too, both cover themes of love and loss. ...

    This story tore me to pieces. I read these lines through a constant film of tears and I will cry unabashedly every single time I re read them... "I'll never be able to be here again. One caravan has stopped, another starts up. There are people I have yet to meet, others I'll neve...

    This is way much better that Kitchen . ...

    " things are just things , they can't bring back the dead .It just makes me feel better" - Hiiragi This novel should be separated from Kitchen because that way makes me feel that the novel is not important . I liked it more than Kitchen . A masterpiece illustrating how we feel when ...

    This is a heartfelt and warm novella about love and grief. It's my favourite thing of Banana Yoshimoto's. (By 'thing' I mean writing: I have no idea about her personal possessions.) I re-read it every couple of years when it happens that I may be feeling a little adrift. It isn't just ...

    "Parting and death are both terribly painful. But to keep nursing the memory of a love so great you can't believe you'll ever love again is a useless drain on a woman's energies." Of all the prose that came from this little novella, this quote struck me the most. We become so devoted t...

    Oh my goodness, I cried more than I care to admit. ...

    ??? ????? ?? ?????? ??? ???? ???? ?? ????? ???? ??????? ?????. ????? -?? ????- ???????? ??????? ??????? ???????? ??????? ??? ??? ???????? ?? ?? ???? ?? ????? ...

    45 pagine di meraviglia. ...

    Satsuki is struggling to live after she lost her boyfriend Hitoshi in a tragic car accident. She is not able to sleep, so she goes out jogging every dawn, there she meets a strange woman, named Urara who will show her a strange phenomenon that happens every once in a hundred years on t...

    Mi sono accorta, leggendolo, che il racconto è lo stesso in fondo al libro Kitchen e questo denota quanto attentamente l'avessi letto quest'estate :P Rileggendolo ho colto delle sfumature che avevo perso o che comunque sulla spiaggia non mi erano sembrate così interessanti. In real...

    Moonlight Shadow is absolutely brilliant. Having said that, if you've gone through a tragic event recently (death of someone close, tragic heartbreak), DO NOT READ. Banana Yoshimoto's writing is both refined and painfully raw. Every sentence was so relatable, it hurt to the point o...

    [ READ THE ENGLISH TRANSLATION ] ???... ??? ????? ???? ??????? ???? ??? ????? ?? ???????. ?? ???? ????? ?? ????? ? ?? ??? ????? ????? ?????, ????? ???? ??? ???? ?????? ?? ?...

    Molto Personale Toccante come sempre. Temi semplici su cui riflettere, sentimenti e vicende che nella vita ci toccano a tutti e forse è per questo che ci si sente così vicini. Una persona che non c'è più e che vorremmo incontrare almeno un'ultima volta, per sapere se sta bene, ...

    No tenía idea que venía en mi copia de "Kitchen". Pero agradezco que sea así. Me llegó en un momento muy oportuno. Se que lo voy a releer muchas veces. Es como si el libro hubiera sido escrito para esa situación en particular. "El tiempo se detiene para la eternidad en el...

    ?? ??????? ???? ????????? ??? ???? ????? ??????? ?? ?? Kitchen ??? ?????????? ???? ?????? ????????, ??? ???? ??? ???? ??????????? ?????????. ??????? ???????, ??...

    ?? ??? ????? ??????? ????? ???? ????? ??? ???????? ? ????????, ??? ????? ?? ?????? ???? ????? ??? ?? ???? ????? ????? ?? ????? ?? ?????, ? ?? ???? ???? ?? ?????...

    ????? ? ???????) ???????????, ??? ??????? ??????? ?? ?????? ????? ?????? ????? (?????-???? ????????? ?? ??????????? ??????..??????, ? ??????? ?????-?? ??????...

    Me encantó esta mini historia que venía en el libro de Kitchen. Fue muy inesperada pero de verdad parecía que estaba ahí a propósito. Es una de esas historias que te llenan el corazón. ...

    Niente più di un passatempo da un'oretta massimo. Vorrebbe essere struggente ed evocativo, ma è solo un po' carino. ...

    "Può accadere una volta ogni cento anni, se le circostanze aiutano. Né il luogo né il tempo sono stabiliti. Quelli che lo conoscono lo chiamano 'fenomeno Tanabata'. Accade soltanto presso i grandi fiumi. Alcune persone non riescono a veder niente. Quando c'è corrispondenza tra i pe...

    "parting and death are both terribly painful. but to keep nursing the memory of a love so great you can't believe you'll ever love again is a useless drain on a woman's energies." this was worth the sudden feeling of a gaping hole in my chest. ...

    Una piacevolissima sorpresa. ...

    Triste ma bello, particolare ...

    Such a quiet and lovely read. ...

  • Lina Olvera
    Dec 07, 2014

    Yoshimoto's writing is so spot on in describing the feeling of longing and grief. There are details in mourning and during loneliness that we feel strongly but rarely solidify with words, and Yoshimoto does this effortlessly. As if I was relieving my own experience with each paragraph,...

    This novella speaks of the healing power of saying a proper goodbye. I believe it to be an essential life skill that we were not taught. Saying goodbye, moving on, accepting that things end (through death or other), and welcoming other people or places or dreams etc... It may take us y...

    A free novella that was included with my version of Kitchen. It was a nice short story, but overall I preferred the more fleshed out Kitchen. But if your copy contains both, read this one too, both cover themes of love and loss. ...

    This story tore me to pieces. I read these lines through a constant film of tears and I will cry unabashedly every single time I re read them... "I'll never be able to be here again. One caravan has stopped, another starts up. There are people I have yet to meet, others I'll neve...

    This is way much better that Kitchen . ...

    " things are just things , they can't bring back the dead .It just makes me feel better" - Hiiragi This novel should be separated from Kitchen because that way makes me feel that the novel is not important . I liked it more than Kitchen . A masterpiece illustrating how we feel when ...

    This is a heartfelt and warm novella about love and grief. It's my favourite thing of Banana Yoshimoto's. (By 'thing' I mean writing: I have no idea about her personal possessions.) I re-read it every couple of years when it happens that I may be feeling a little adrift. It isn't just ...

    "Parting and death are both terribly painful. But to keep nursing the memory of a love so great you can't believe you'll ever love again is a useless drain on a woman's energies." Of all the prose that came from this little novella, this quote struck me the most. We become so devoted t...

    Oh my goodness, I cried more than I care to admit. ...

    ??? ????? ?? ?????? ??? ???? ???? ?? ????? ???? ??????? ?????. ????? -?? ????- ???????? ??????? ??????? ???????? ??????? ??? ??? ???????? ?? ?? ???? ?? ????? ...

    45 pagine di meraviglia. ...

    Satsuki is struggling to live after she lost her boyfriend Hitoshi in a tragic car accident. She is not able to sleep, so she goes out jogging every dawn, there she meets a strange woman, named Urara who will show her a strange phenomenon that happens every once in a hundred years on t...

    Mi sono accorta, leggendolo, che il racconto è lo stesso in fondo al libro Kitchen e questo denota quanto attentamente l'avessi letto quest'estate :P Rileggendolo ho colto delle sfumature che avevo perso o che comunque sulla spiaggia non mi erano sembrate così interessanti. In real...

    Moonlight Shadow is absolutely brilliant. Having said that, if you've gone through a tragic event recently (death of someone close, tragic heartbreak), DO NOT READ. Banana Yoshimoto's writing is both refined and painfully raw. Every sentence was so relatable, it hurt to the point o...

    [ READ THE ENGLISH TRANSLATION ] ???... ??? ????? ???? ??????? ???? ??? ????? ?? ???????. ?? ???? ????? ?? ????? ? ?? ??? ????? ????? ?????, ????? ???? ??? ???? ?????? ?? ?...

    Molto Personale Toccante come sempre. Temi semplici su cui riflettere, sentimenti e vicende che nella vita ci toccano a tutti e forse è per questo che ci si sente così vicini. Una persona che non c'è più e che vorremmo incontrare almeno un'ultima volta, per sapere se sta bene, ...

    No tenía idea que venía en mi copia de "Kitchen". Pero agradezco que sea así. Me llegó en un momento muy oportuno. Se que lo voy a releer muchas veces. Es como si el libro hubiera sido escrito para esa situación en particular. "El tiempo se detiene para la eternidad en el...

  • Amal Soyed
    Sep 09, 2017

    Yoshimoto's writing is so spot on in describing the feeling of longing and grief. There are details in mourning and during loneliness that we feel strongly but rarely solidify with words, and Yoshimoto does this effortlessly. As if I was relieving my own experience with each paragraph,...

    This novella speaks of the healing power of saying a proper goodbye. I believe it to be an essential life skill that we were not taught. Saying goodbye, moving on, accepting that things end (through death or other), and welcoming other people or places or dreams etc... It may take us y...

    A free novella that was included with my version of Kitchen. It was a nice short story, but overall I preferred the more fleshed out Kitchen. But if your copy contains both, read this one too, both cover themes of love and loss. ...

    This story tore me to pieces. I read these lines through a constant film of tears and I will cry unabashedly every single time I re read them... "I'll never be able to be here again. One caravan has stopped, another starts up. There are people I have yet to meet, others I'll neve...

    This is way much better that Kitchen . ...

  • Valentina Accardi
    Sep 08, 2014

    Yoshimoto's writing is so spot on in describing the feeling of longing and grief. There are details in mourning and during loneliness that we feel strongly but rarely solidify with words, and Yoshimoto does this effortlessly. As if I was relieving my own experience with each paragraph,...

    This novella speaks of the healing power of saying a proper goodbye. I believe it to be an essential life skill that we were not taught. Saying goodbye, moving on, accepting that things end (through death or other), and welcoming other people or places or dreams etc... It may take us y...

    A free novella that was included with my version of Kitchen. It was a nice short story, but overall I preferred the more fleshed out Kitchen. But if your copy contains both, read this one too, both cover themes of love and loss. ...

    This story tore me to pieces. I read these lines through a constant film of tears and I will cry unabashedly every single time I re read them... "I'll never be able to be here again. One caravan has stopped, another starts up. There are people I have yet to meet, others I'll neve...

    This is way much better that Kitchen . ...

    " things are just things , they can't bring back the dead .It just makes me feel better" - Hiiragi This novel should be separated from Kitchen because that way makes me feel that the novel is not important . I liked it more than Kitchen . A masterpiece illustrating how we feel when ...

    This is a heartfelt and warm novella about love and grief. It's my favourite thing of Banana Yoshimoto's. (By 'thing' I mean writing: I have no idea about her personal possessions.) I re-read it every couple of years when it happens that I may be feeling a little adrift. It isn't just ...

    "Parting and death are both terribly painful. But to keep nursing the memory of a love so great you can't believe you'll ever love again is a useless drain on a woman's energies." Of all the prose that came from this little novella, this quote struck me the most. We become so devoted t...

    Oh my goodness, I cried more than I care to admit. ...

    ??? ????? ?? ?????? ??? ???? ???? ?? ????? ???? ??????? ?????. ????? -?? ????- ???????? ??????? ??????? ???????? ??????? ??? ??? ???????? ?? ?? ???? ?? ????? ...

    45 pagine di meraviglia. ...

    Satsuki is struggling to live after she lost her boyfriend Hitoshi in a tragic car accident. She is not able to sleep, so she goes out jogging every dawn, there she meets a strange woman, named Urara who will show her a strange phenomenon that happens every once in a hundred years on t...

    Mi sono accorta, leggendolo, che il racconto è lo stesso in fondo al libro Kitchen e questo denota quanto attentamente l'avessi letto quest'estate :P Rileggendolo ho colto delle sfumature che avevo perso o che comunque sulla spiaggia non mi erano sembrate così interessanti. In real...

    Moonlight Shadow is absolutely brilliant. Having said that, if you've gone through a tragic event recently (death of someone close, tragic heartbreak), DO NOT READ. Banana Yoshimoto's writing is both refined and painfully raw. Every sentence was so relatable, it hurt to the point o...

    [ READ THE ENGLISH TRANSLATION ] ???... ??? ????? ???? ??????? ???? ??? ????? ?? ???????. ?? ???? ????? ?? ????? ? ?? ??? ????? ????? ?????, ????? ???? ??? ???? ?????? ?? ?...

    Molto Personale Toccante come sempre. Temi semplici su cui riflettere, sentimenti e vicende che nella vita ci toccano a tutti e forse è per questo che ci si sente così vicini. Una persona che non c'è più e che vorremmo incontrare almeno un'ultima volta, per sapere se sta bene, ...

    No tenía idea que venía en mi copia de "Kitchen". Pero agradezco que sea así. Me llegó en un momento muy oportuno. Se que lo voy a releer muchas veces. Es como si el libro hubiera sido escrito para esa situación en particular. "El tiempo se detiene para la eternidad en el...

    ?? ??????? ???? ????????? ??? ???? ????? ??????? ?? ?? Kitchen ??? ?????????? ???? ?????? ????????, ??? ???? ??? ???? ??????????? ?????????. ??????? ???????, ??...

    ?? ??? ????? ??????? ????? ???? ????? ??? ???????? ? ????????, ??? ????? ?? ?????? ???? ????? ??? ?? ???? ????? ????? ?? ????? ?? ?????, ? ?? ???? ???? ?? ?????...

    ????? ? ???????) ???????????, ??? ??????? ??????? ?? ?????? ????? ?????? ????? (?????-???? ????????? ?? ??????????? ??????..??????, ? ??????? ?????-?? ??????...

    Me encantó esta mini historia que venía en el libro de Kitchen. Fue muy inesperada pero de verdad parecía que estaba ahí a propósito. Es una de esas historias que te llenan el corazón. ...

    Niente più di un passatempo da un'oretta massimo. Vorrebbe essere struggente ed evocativo, ma è solo un po' carino. ...

  • Pandii Rmz
    Dec 25, 2014

    Yoshimoto's writing is so spot on in describing the feeling of longing and grief. There are details in mourning and during loneliness that we feel strongly but rarely solidify with words, and Yoshimoto does this effortlessly. As if I was relieving my own experience with each paragraph,...

    This novella speaks of the healing power of saying a proper goodbye. I believe it to be an essential life skill that we were not taught. Saying goodbye, moving on, accepting that things end (through death or other), and welcoming other people or places or dreams etc... It may take us y...

    A free novella that was included with my version of Kitchen. It was a nice short story, but overall I preferred the more fleshed out Kitchen. But if your copy contains both, read this one too, both cover themes of love and loss. ...

    This story tore me to pieces. I read these lines through a constant film of tears and I will cry unabashedly every single time I re read them... "I'll never be able to be here again. One caravan has stopped, another starts up. There are people I have yet to meet, others I'll neve...

    This is way much better that Kitchen . ...

    " things are just things , they can't bring back the dead .It just makes me feel better" - Hiiragi This novel should be separated from Kitchen because that way makes me feel that the novel is not important . I liked it more than Kitchen . A masterpiece illustrating how we feel when ...

    This is a heartfelt and warm novella about love and grief. It's my favourite thing of Banana Yoshimoto's. (By 'thing' I mean writing: I have no idea about her personal possessions.) I re-read it every couple of years when it happens that I may be feeling a little adrift. It isn't just ...

    "Parting and death are both terribly painful. But to keep nursing the memory of a love so great you can't believe you'll ever love again is a useless drain on a woman's energies." Of all the prose that came from this little novella, this quote struck me the most. We become so devoted t...

    Oh my goodness, I cried more than I care to admit. ...

    ??? ????? ?? ?????? ??? ???? ???? ?? ????? ???? ??????? ?????. ????? -?? ????- ???????? ??????? ??????? ???????? ??????? ??? ??? ???????? ?? ?? ???? ?? ????? ...

    45 pagine di meraviglia. ...

    Satsuki is struggling to live after she lost her boyfriend Hitoshi in a tragic car accident. She is not able to sleep, so she goes out jogging every dawn, there she meets a strange woman, named Urara who will show her a strange phenomenon that happens every once in a hundred years on t...

    Mi sono accorta, leggendolo, che il racconto è lo stesso in fondo al libro Kitchen e questo denota quanto attentamente l'avessi letto quest'estate :P Rileggendolo ho colto delle sfumature che avevo perso o che comunque sulla spiaggia non mi erano sembrate così interessanti. In real...

    Moonlight Shadow is absolutely brilliant. Having said that, if you've gone through a tragic event recently (death of someone close, tragic heartbreak), DO NOT READ. Banana Yoshimoto's writing is both refined and painfully raw. Every sentence was so relatable, it hurt to the point o...

    [ READ THE ENGLISH TRANSLATION ] ???... ??? ????? ???? ??????? ???? ??? ????? ?? ???????. ?? ???? ????? ?? ????? ? ?? ??? ????? ????? ?????, ????? ???? ??? ???? ?????? ?? ?...

    Molto Personale Toccante come sempre. Temi semplici su cui riflettere, sentimenti e vicende che nella vita ci toccano a tutti e forse è per questo che ci si sente così vicini. Una persona che non c'è più e che vorremmo incontrare almeno un'ultima volta, per sapere se sta bene, ...

    No tenía idea que venía en mi copia de "Kitchen". Pero agradezco que sea así. Me llegó en un momento muy oportuno. Se que lo voy a releer muchas veces. Es como si el libro hubiera sido escrito para esa situación en particular. "El tiempo se detiene para la eternidad en el...

    ?? ??????? ???? ????????? ??? ???? ????? ??????? ?? ?? Kitchen ??? ?????????? ???? ?????? ????????, ??? ???? ??? ???? ??????????? ?????????. ??????? ???????, ??...

    ?? ??? ????? ??????? ????? ???? ????? ??? ???????? ? ????????, ??? ????? ?? ?????? ???? ????? ??? ?? ???? ????? ????? ?? ????? ?? ?????, ? ?? ???? ???? ?? ?????...

    ????? ? ???????) ???????????, ??? ??????? ??????? ?? ?????? ????? ?????? ????? (?????-???? ????????? ?? ??????????? ??????..??????, ? ??????? ?????-?? ??????...

    Me encantó esta mini historia que venía en el libro de Kitchen. Fue muy inesperada pero de verdad parecía que estaba ahí a propósito. Es una de esas historias que te llenan el corazón. ...

  • Hikari
    Jul 28, 2015

    Yoshimoto's writing is so spot on in describing the feeling of longing and grief. There are details in mourning and during loneliness that we feel strongly but rarely solidify with words, and Yoshimoto does this effortlessly. As if I was relieving my own experience with each paragraph,...

    This novella speaks of the healing power of saying a proper goodbye. I believe it to be an essential life skill that we were not taught. Saying goodbye, moving on, accepting that things end (through death or other), and welcoming other people or places or dreams etc... It may take us y...

    A free novella that was included with my version of Kitchen. It was a nice short story, but overall I preferred the more fleshed out Kitchen. But if your copy contains both, read this one too, both cover themes of love and loss. ...

    This story tore me to pieces. I read these lines through a constant film of tears and I will cry unabashedly every single time I re read them... "I'll never be able to be here again. One caravan has stopped, another starts up. There are people I have yet to meet, others I'll neve...

    This is way much better that Kitchen . ...

    " things are just things , they can't bring back the dead .It just makes me feel better" - Hiiragi This novel should be separated from Kitchen because that way makes me feel that the novel is not important . I liked it more than Kitchen . A masterpiece illustrating how we feel when ...

  • Feseven
    Nov 24, 2015

    Yoshimoto's writing is so spot on in describing the feeling of longing and grief. There are details in mourning and during loneliness that we feel strongly but rarely solidify with words, and Yoshimoto does this effortlessly. As if I was relieving my own experience with each paragraph,...

    This novella speaks of the healing power of saying a proper goodbye. I believe it to be an essential life skill that we were not taught. Saying goodbye, moving on, accepting that things end (through death or other), and welcoming other people or places or dreams etc... It may take us y...

    A free novella that was included with my version of Kitchen. It was a nice short story, but overall I preferred the more fleshed out Kitchen. But if your copy contains both, read this one too, both cover themes of love and loss. ...

    This story tore me to pieces. I read these lines through a constant film of tears and I will cry unabashedly every single time I re read them... "I'll never be able to be here again. One caravan has stopped, another starts up. There are people I have yet to meet, others I'll neve...

    This is way much better that Kitchen . ...

    " things are just things , they can't bring back the dead .It just makes me feel better" - Hiiragi This novel should be separated from Kitchen because that way makes me feel that the novel is not important . I liked it more than Kitchen . A masterpiece illustrating how we feel when ...

    This is a heartfelt and warm novella about love and grief. It's my favourite thing of Banana Yoshimoto's. (By 'thing' I mean writing: I have no idea about her personal possessions.) I re-read it every couple of years when it happens that I may be feeling a little adrift. It isn't just ...

    "Parting and death are both terribly painful. But to keep nursing the memory of a love so great you can't believe you'll ever love again is a useless drain on a woman's energies." Of all the prose that came from this little novella, this quote struck me the most. We become so devoted t...

    Oh my goodness, I cried more than I care to admit. ...

    ??? ????? ?? ?????? ??? ???? ???? ?? ????? ???? ??????? ?????. ????? -?? ????- ???????? ??????? ??????? ???????? ??????? ??? ??? ???????? ?? ?? ???? ?? ????? ...

    45 pagine di meraviglia. ...

    Satsuki is struggling to live after she lost her boyfriend Hitoshi in a tragic car accident. She is not able to sleep, so she goes out jogging every dawn, there she meets a strange woman, named Urara who will show her a strange phenomenon that happens every once in a hundred years on t...

    Mi sono accorta, leggendolo, che il racconto è lo stesso in fondo al libro Kitchen e questo denota quanto attentamente l'avessi letto quest'estate :P Rileggendolo ho colto delle sfumature che avevo perso o che comunque sulla spiaggia non mi erano sembrate così interessanti. In real...

  • إيمان❤︎
    Apr 26, 2017

    Yoshimoto's writing is so spot on in describing the feeling of longing and grief. There are details in mourning and during loneliness that we feel strongly but rarely solidify with words, and Yoshimoto does this effortlessly. As if I was relieving my own experience with each paragraph,...

    This novella speaks of the healing power of saying a proper goodbye. I believe it to be an essential life skill that we were not taught. Saying goodbye, moving on, accepting that things end (through death or other), and welcoming other people or places or dreams etc... It may take us y...

    A free novella that was included with my version of Kitchen. It was a nice short story, but overall I preferred the more fleshed out Kitchen. But if your copy contains both, read this one too, both cover themes of love and loss. ...

    This story tore me to pieces. I read these lines through a constant film of tears and I will cry unabashedly every single time I re read them... "I'll never be able to be here again. One caravan has stopped, another starts up. There are people I have yet to meet, others I'll neve...

    This is way much better that Kitchen . ...

    " things are just things , they can't bring back the dead .It just makes me feel better" - Hiiragi This novel should be separated from Kitchen because that way makes me feel that the novel is not important . I liked it more than Kitchen . A masterpiece illustrating how we feel when ...

    This is a heartfelt and warm novella about love and grief. It's my favourite thing of Banana Yoshimoto's. (By 'thing' I mean writing: I have no idea about her personal possessions.) I re-read it every couple of years when it happens that I may be feeling a little adrift. It isn't just ...

    "Parting and death are both terribly painful. But to keep nursing the memory of a love so great you can't believe you'll ever love again is a useless drain on a woman's energies." Of all the prose that came from this little novella, this quote struck me the most. We become so devoted t...

    Oh my goodness, I cried more than I care to admit. ...

    ??? ????? ?? ?????? ??? ???? ???? ?? ????? ???? ??????? ?????. ????? -?? ????- ???????? ??????? ??????? ???????? ??????? ??? ??? ???????? ?? ?? ???? ?? ????? ...

    45 pagine di meraviglia. ...

    Satsuki is struggling to live after she lost her boyfriend Hitoshi in a tragic car accident. She is not able to sleep, so she goes out jogging every dawn, there she meets a strange woman, named Urara who will show her a strange phenomenon that happens every once in a hundred years on t...

    Mi sono accorta, leggendolo, che il racconto è lo stesso in fondo al libro Kitchen e questo denota quanto attentamente l'avessi letto quest'estate :P Rileggendolo ho colto delle sfumature che avevo perso o che comunque sulla spiaggia non mi erano sembrate così interessanti. In real...

    Moonlight Shadow is absolutely brilliant. Having said that, if you've gone through a tragic event recently (death of someone close, tragic heartbreak), DO NOT READ. Banana Yoshimoto's writing is both refined and painfully raw. Every sentence was so relatable, it hurt to the point o...

    [ READ THE ENGLISH TRANSLATION ] ???... ??? ????? ???? ??????? ???? ??? ????? ?? ???????. ?? ???? ????? ?? ????? ? ?? ??? ????? ????? ?????, ????? ???? ??? ???? ?????? ?? ?...

  • Josephine Quealy
    Jul 22, 2017

    Yoshimoto's writing is so spot on in describing the feeling of longing and grief. There are details in mourning and during loneliness that we feel strongly but rarely solidify with words, and Yoshimoto does this effortlessly. As if I was relieving my own experience with each paragraph,...

    This novella speaks of the healing power of saying a proper goodbye. I believe it to be an essential life skill that we were not taught. Saying goodbye, moving on, accepting that things end (through death or other), and welcoming other people or places or dreams etc... It may take us y...

    A free novella that was included with my version of Kitchen. It was a nice short story, but overall I preferred the more fleshed out Kitchen. But if your copy contains both, read this one too, both cover themes of love and loss. ...

    This story tore me to pieces. I read these lines through a constant film of tears and I will cry unabashedly every single time I re read them... "I'll never be able to be here again. One caravan has stopped, another starts up. There are people I have yet to meet, others I'll neve...

    This is way much better that Kitchen . ...

    " things are just things , they can't bring back the dead .It just makes me feel better" - Hiiragi This novel should be separated from Kitchen because that way makes me feel that the novel is not important . I liked it more than Kitchen . A masterpiece illustrating how we feel when ...

    This is a heartfelt and warm novella about love and grief. It's my favourite thing of Banana Yoshimoto's. (By 'thing' I mean writing: I have no idea about her personal possessions.) I re-read it every couple of years when it happens that I may be feeling a little adrift. It isn't just ...

  • Arianna Pinna
    Oct 24, 2017

    Yoshimoto's writing is so spot on in describing the feeling of longing and grief. There are details in mourning and during loneliness that we feel strongly but rarely solidify with words, and Yoshimoto does this effortlessly. As if I was relieving my own experience with each paragraph,...

    This novella speaks of the healing power of saying a proper goodbye. I believe it to be an essential life skill that we were not taught. Saying goodbye, moving on, accepting that things end (through death or other), and welcoming other people or places or dreams etc... It may take us y...

    A free novella that was included with my version of Kitchen. It was a nice short story, but overall I preferred the more fleshed out Kitchen. But if your copy contains both, read this one too, both cover themes of love and loss. ...

    This story tore me to pieces. I read these lines through a constant film of tears and I will cry unabashedly every single time I re read them... "I'll never be able to be here again. One caravan has stopped, another starts up. There are people I have yet to meet, others I'll neve...

    This is way much better that Kitchen . ...

    " things are just things , they can't bring back the dead .It just makes me feel better" - Hiiragi This novel should be separated from Kitchen because that way makes me feel that the novel is not important . I liked it more than Kitchen . A masterpiece illustrating how we feel when ...

    This is a heartfelt and warm novella about love and grief. It's my favourite thing of Banana Yoshimoto's. (By 'thing' I mean writing: I have no idea about her personal possessions.) I re-read it every couple of years when it happens that I may be feeling a little adrift. It isn't just ...

    "Parting and death are both terribly painful. But to keep nursing the memory of a love so great you can't believe you'll ever love again is a useless drain on a woman's energies." Of all the prose that came from this little novella, this quote struck me the most. We become so devoted t...

    Oh my goodness, I cried more than I care to admit. ...

    ??? ????? ?? ?????? ??? ???? ???? ?? ????? ???? ??????? ?????. ????? -?? ????- ???????? ??????? ??????? ???????? ??????? ??? ??? ???????? ?? ?? ???? ?? ????? ...

    45 pagine di meraviglia. ...

    Satsuki is struggling to live after she lost her boyfriend Hitoshi in a tragic car accident. She is not able to sleep, so she goes out jogging every dawn, there she meets a strange woman, named Urara who will show her a strange phenomenon that happens every once in a hundred years on t...

    Mi sono accorta, leggendolo, che il racconto è lo stesso in fondo al libro Kitchen e questo denota quanto attentamente l'avessi letto quest'estate :P Rileggendolo ho colto delle sfumature che avevo perso o che comunque sulla spiaggia non mi erano sembrate così interessanti. In real...

    Moonlight Shadow is absolutely brilliant. Having said that, if you've gone through a tragic event recently (death of someone close, tragic heartbreak), DO NOT READ. Banana Yoshimoto's writing is both refined and painfully raw. Every sentence was so relatable, it hurt to the point o...

    [ READ THE ENGLISH TRANSLATION ] ???... ??? ????? ???? ??????? ???? ??? ????? ?? ???????. ?? ???? ????? ?? ????? ? ?? ??? ????? ????? ?????, ????? ???? ??? ???? ?????? ?? ?...

    Molto Personale Toccante come sempre. Temi semplici su cui riflettere, sentimenti e vicende che nella vita ci toccano a tutti e forse è per questo che ci si sente così vicini. Una persona che non c'è più e che vorremmo incontrare almeno un'ultima volta, per sapere se sta bene, ...

    No tenía idea que venía en mi copia de "Kitchen". Pero agradezco que sea así. Me llegó en un momento muy oportuno. Se que lo voy a releer muchas veces. Es como si el libro hubiera sido escrito para esa situación en particular. "El tiempo se detiene para la eternidad en el...

    ?? ??????? ???? ????????? ??? ???? ????? ??????? ?? ?? Kitchen ??? ?????????? ???? ?????? ????????, ??? ???? ??? ???? ??????????? ?????????. ??????? ???????, ??...

    ?? ??? ????? ??????? ????? ???? ????? ??? ???????? ? ????????, ??? ????? ?? ?????? ???? ????? ??? ?? ???? ????? ????? ?? ????? ?? ?????, ? ?? ???? ???? ?? ?????...

    ????? ? ???????) ???????????, ??? ??????? ??????? ?? ?????? ????? ?????? ????? (?????-???? ????????? ?? ??????????? ??????..??????, ? ??????? ?????-?? ??????...

    Me encantó esta mini historia que venía en el libro de Kitchen. Fue muy inesperada pero de verdad parecía que estaba ahí a propósito. Es una de esas historias que te llenan el corazón. ...

    Niente più di un passatempo da un'oretta massimo. Vorrebbe essere struggente ed evocativo, ma è solo un po' carino. ...

    "Può accadere una volta ogni cento anni, se le circostanze aiutano. Né il luogo né il tempo sono stabiliti. Quelli che lo conoscono lo chiamano 'fenomeno Tanabata'. Accade soltanto presso i grandi fiumi. Alcune persone non riescono a veder niente. Quando c'è corrispondenza tra i pe...

    "parting and death are both terribly painful. but to keep nursing the memory of a love so great you can't believe you'll ever love again is a useless drain on a woman's energies." this was worth the sudden feeling of a gaping hole in my chest. ...

    Una piacevolissima sorpresa. ...

  • Ian D
    Nov 29, 2017

    Yoshimoto's writing is so spot on in describing the feeling of longing and grief. There are details in mourning and during loneliness that we feel strongly but rarely solidify with words, and Yoshimoto does this effortlessly. As if I was relieving my own experience with each paragraph,...

    This novella speaks of the healing power of saying a proper goodbye. I believe it to be an essential life skill that we were not taught. Saying goodbye, moving on, accepting that things end (through death or other), and welcoming other people or places or dreams etc... It may take us y...

    A free novella that was included with my version of Kitchen. It was a nice short story, but overall I preferred the more fleshed out Kitchen. But if your copy contains both, read this one too, both cover themes of love and loss. ...

    This story tore me to pieces. I read these lines through a constant film of tears and I will cry unabashedly every single time I re read them... "I'll never be able to be here again. One caravan has stopped, another starts up. There are people I have yet to meet, others I'll neve...

    This is way much better that Kitchen . ...

    " things are just things , they can't bring back the dead .It just makes me feel better" - Hiiragi This novel should be separated from Kitchen because that way makes me feel that the novel is not important . I liked it more than Kitchen . A masterpiece illustrating how we feel when ...

    This is a heartfelt and warm novella about love and grief. It's my favourite thing of Banana Yoshimoto's. (By 'thing' I mean writing: I have no idea about her personal possessions.) I re-read it every couple of years when it happens that I may be feeling a little adrift. It isn't just ...

    "Parting and death are both terribly painful. But to keep nursing the memory of a love so great you can't believe you'll ever love again is a useless drain on a woman's energies." Of all the prose that came from this little novella, this quote struck me the most. We become so devoted t...

    Oh my goodness, I cried more than I care to admit. ...

    ??? ????? ?? ?????? ??? ???? ???? ?? ????? ???? ??????? ?????. ????? -?? ????- ???????? ??????? ??????? ???????? ??????? ??? ??? ???????? ?? ?? ???? ?? ????? ...

    45 pagine di meraviglia. ...

    Satsuki is struggling to live after she lost her boyfriend Hitoshi in a tragic car accident. She is not able to sleep, so she goes out jogging every dawn, there she meets a strange woman, named Urara who will show her a strange phenomenon that happens every once in a hundred years on t...

    Mi sono accorta, leggendolo, che il racconto è lo stesso in fondo al libro Kitchen e questo denota quanto attentamente l'avessi letto quest'estate :P Rileggendolo ho colto delle sfumature che avevo perso o che comunque sulla spiaggia non mi erano sembrate così interessanti. In real...

    Moonlight Shadow is absolutely brilliant. Having said that, if you've gone through a tragic event recently (death of someone close, tragic heartbreak), DO NOT READ. Banana Yoshimoto's writing is both refined and painfully raw. Every sentence was so relatable, it hurt to the point o...

    [ READ THE ENGLISH TRANSLATION ] ???... ??? ????? ???? ??????? ???? ??? ????? ?? ???????. ?? ???? ????? ?? ????? ? ?? ??? ????? ????? ?????, ????? ???? ??? ???? ?????? ?? ?...

    Molto Personale Toccante come sempre. Temi semplici su cui riflettere, sentimenti e vicende che nella vita ci toccano a tutti e forse è per questo che ci si sente così vicini. Una persona che non c'è più e che vorremmo incontrare almeno un'ultima volta, per sapere se sta bene, ...

    No tenía idea que venía en mi copia de "Kitchen". Pero agradezco que sea así. Me llegó en un momento muy oportuno. Se que lo voy a releer muchas veces. Es como si el libro hubiera sido escrito para esa situación en particular. "El tiempo se detiene para la eternidad en el...

    ?? ??????? ???? ????????? ??? ???? ????? ??????? ?? ?? Kitchen ??? ?????????? ???? ?????? ????????, ??? ???? ??? ???? ??????????? ?????????. ??????? ???????, ??...

  • Ananya
    Mar 26, 2017

    Yoshimoto's writing is so spot on in describing the feeling of longing and grief. There are details in mourning and during loneliness that we feel strongly but rarely solidify with words, and Yoshimoto does this effortlessly. As if I was relieving my own experience with each paragraph,...

    This novella speaks of the healing power of saying a proper goodbye. I believe it to be an essential life skill that we were not taught. Saying goodbye, moving on, accepting that things end (through death or other), and welcoming other people or places or dreams etc... It may take us y...

    A free novella that was included with my version of Kitchen. It was a nice short story, but overall I preferred the more fleshed out Kitchen. But if your copy contains both, read this one too, both cover themes of love and loss. ...

    This story tore me to pieces. I read these lines through a constant film of tears and I will cry unabashedly every single time I re read them... "I'll never be able to be here again. One caravan has stopped, another starts up. There are people I have yet to meet, others I'll neve...

    This is way much better that Kitchen . ...

    " things are just things , they can't bring back the dead .It just makes me feel better" - Hiiragi This novel should be separated from Kitchen because that way makes me feel that the novel is not important . I liked it more than Kitchen . A masterpiece illustrating how we feel when ...

    This is a heartfelt and warm novella about love and grief. It's my favourite thing of Banana Yoshimoto's. (By 'thing' I mean writing: I have no idea about her personal possessions.) I re-read it every couple of years when it happens that I may be feeling a little adrift. It isn't just ...

    "Parting and death are both terribly painful. But to keep nursing the memory of a love so great you can't believe you'll ever love again is a useless drain on a woman's energies." Of all the prose that came from this little novella, this quote struck me the most. We become so devoted t...

    Oh my goodness, I cried more than I care to admit. ...

    ??? ????? ?? ?????? ??? ???? ???? ?? ????? ???? ??????? ?????. ????? -?? ????- ???????? ??????? ??????? ???????? ??????? ??? ??? ???????? ?? ?? ???? ?? ????? ...

    45 pagine di meraviglia. ...

    Satsuki is struggling to live after she lost her boyfriend Hitoshi in a tragic car accident. She is not able to sleep, so she goes out jogging every dawn, there she meets a strange woman, named Urara who will show her a strange phenomenon that happens every once in a hundred years on t...

    Mi sono accorta, leggendolo, che il racconto è lo stesso in fondo al libro Kitchen e questo denota quanto attentamente l'avessi letto quest'estate :P Rileggendolo ho colto delle sfumature che avevo perso o che comunque sulla spiaggia non mi erano sembrate così interessanti. In real...

    Moonlight Shadow is absolutely brilliant. Having said that, if you've gone through a tragic event recently (death of someone close, tragic heartbreak), DO NOT READ. Banana Yoshimoto's writing is both refined and painfully raw. Every sentence was so relatable, it hurt to the point o...

  • Ily
    Aug 08, 2017

    Yoshimoto's writing is so spot on in describing the feeling of longing and grief. There are details in mourning and during loneliness that we feel strongly but rarely solidify with words, and Yoshimoto does this effortlessly. As if I was relieving my own experience with each paragraph,...

    This novella speaks of the healing power of saying a proper goodbye. I believe it to be an essential life skill that we were not taught. Saying goodbye, moving on, accepting that things end (through death or other), and welcoming other people or places or dreams etc... It may take us y...

    A free novella that was included with my version of Kitchen. It was a nice short story, but overall I preferred the more fleshed out Kitchen. But if your copy contains both, read this one too, both cover themes of love and loss. ...

    This story tore me to pieces. I read these lines through a constant film of tears and I will cry unabashedly every single time I re read them... "I'll never be able to be here again. One caravan has stopped, another starts up. There are people I have yet to meet, others I'll neve...

    This is way much better that Kitchen . ...

    " things are just things , they can't bring back the dead .It just makes me feel better" - Hiiragi This novel should be separated from Kitchen because that way makes me feel that the novel is not important . I liked it more than Kitchen . A masterpiece illustrating how we feel when ...

    This is a heartfelt and warm novella about love and grief. It's my favourite thing of Banana Yoshimoto's. (By 'thing' I mean writing: I have no idea about her personal possessions.) I re-read it every couple of years when it happens that I may be feeling a little adrift. It isn't just ...

    "Parting and death are both terribly painful. But to keep nursing the memory of a love so great you can't believe you'll ever love again is a useless drain on a woman's energies." Of all the prose that came from this little novella, this quote struck me the most. We become so devoted t...

    Oh my goodness, I cried more than I care to admit. ...

    ??? ????? ?? ?????? ??? ???? ???? ?? ????? ???? ??????? ?????. ????? -?? ????- ???????? ??????? ??????? ???????? ??????? ??? ??? ???????? ?? ?? ???? ?? ????? ...

    45 pagine di meraviglia. ...

    Satsuki is struggling to live after she lost her boyfriend Hitoshi in a tragic car accident. She is not able to sleep, so she goes out jogging every dawn, there she meets a strange woman, named Urara who will show her a strange phenomenon that happens every once in a hundred years on t...

    Mi sono accorta, leggendolo, che il racconto è lo stesso in fondo al libro Kitchen e questo denota quanto attentamente l'avessi letto quest'estate :P Rileggendolo ho colto delle sfumature che avevo perso o che comunque sulla spiaggia non mi erano sembrate così interessanti. In real...

    Moonlight Shadow is absolutely brilliant. Having said that, if you've gone through a tragic event recently (death of someone close, tragic heartbreak), DO NOT READ. Banana Yoshimoto's writing is both refined and painfully raw. Every sentence was so relatable, it hurt to the point o...

    [ READ THE ENGLISH TRANSLATION ] ???... ??? ????? ???? ??????? ???? ??? ????? ?? ???????. ?? ???? ????? ?? ????? ? ?? ??? ????? ????? ?????, ????? ???? ??? ???? ?????? ?? ?...

    Molto Personale Toccante come sempre. Temi semplici su cui riflettere, sentimenti e vicende che nella vita ci toccano a tutti e forse è per questo che ci si sente così vicini. Una persona che non c'è più e che vorremmo incontrare almeno un'ultima volta, per sapere se sta bene, ...

    No tenía idea que venía en mi copia de "Kitchen". Pero agradezco que sea así. Me llegó en un momento muy oportuno. Se que lo voy a releer muchas veces. Es como si el libro hubiera sido escrito para esa situación en particular. "El tiempo se detiene para la eternidad en el...

    ?? ??????? ???? ????????? ??? ???? ????? ??????? ?? ?? Kitchen ??? ?????????? ???? ?????? ????????, ??? ???? ??? ???? ??????????? ?????????. ??????? ???????, ??...

    ?? ??? ????? ??????? ????? ???? ????? ??? ???????? ? ????????, ??? ????? ?? ?????? ???? ????? ??? ?? ???? ????? ????? ?? ????? ?? ?????, ? ?? ???? ???? ?? ?????...

    ????? ? ???????) ???????????, ??? ??????? ??????? ?? ?????? ????? ?????? ????? (?????-???? ????????? ?? ??????????? ??????..??????, ? ??????? ?????-?? ??????...

    Me encantó esta mini historia que venía en el libro de Kitchen. Fue muy inesperada pero de verdad parecía que estaba ahí a propósito. Es una de esas historias que te llenan el corazón. ...

    Niente più di un passatempo da un'oretta massimo. Vorrebbe essere struggente ed evocativo, ma è solo un po' carino. ...

    "Può accadere una volta ogni cento anni, se le circostanze aiutano. Né il luogo né il tempo sono stabiliti. Quelli che lo conoscono lo chiamano 'fenomeno Tanabata'. Accade soltanto presso i grandi fiumi. Alcune persone non riescono a veder niente. Quando c'è corrispondenza tra i pe...

  • Magrathea
    Dec 30, 2017

    Yoshimoto's writing is so spot on in describing the feeling of longing and grief. There are details in mourning and during loneliness that we feel strongly but rarely solidify with words, and Yoshimoto does this effortlessly. As if I was relieving my own experience with each paragraph,...

    This novella speaks of the healing power of saying a proper goodbye. I believe it to be an essential life skill that we were not taught. Saying goodbye, moving on, accepting that things end (through death or other), and welcoming other people or places or dreams etc... It may take us y...

    A free novella that was included with my version of Kitchen. It was a nice short story, but overall I preferred the more fleshed out Kitchen. But if your copy contains both, read this one too, both cover themes of love and loss. ...

    This story tore me to pieces. I read these lines through a constant film of tears and I will cry unabashedly every single time I re read them... "I'll never be able to be here again. One caravan has stopped, another starts up. There are people I have yet to meet, others I'll neve...

    This is way much better that Kitchen . ...

    " things are just things , they can't bring back the dead .It just makes me feel better" - Hiiragi This novel should be separated from Kitchen because that way makes me feel that the novel is not important . I liked it more than Kitchen . A masterpiece illustrating how we feel when ...

    This is a heartfelt and warm novella about love and grief. It's my favourite thing of Banana Yoshimoto's. (By 'thing' I mean writing: I have no idea about her personal possessions.) I re-read it every couple of years when it happens that I may be feeling a little adrift. It isn't just ...

    "Parting and death are both terribly painful. But to keep nursing the memory of a love so great you can't believe you'll ever love again is a useless drain on a woman's energies." Of all the prose that came from this little novella, this quote struck me the most. We become so devoted t...

    Oh my goodness, I cried more than I care to admit. ...

    ??? ????? ?? ?????? ??? ???? ???? ?? ????? ???? ??????? ?????. ????? -?? ????- ???????? ??????? ??????? ???????? ??????? ??? ??? ???????? ?? ?? ???? ?? ????? ...

    45 pagine di meraviglia. ...

    Satsuki is struggling to live after she lost her boyfriend Hitoshi in a tragic car accident. She is not able to sleep, so she goes out jogging every dawn, there she meets a strange woman, named Urara who will show her a strange phenomenon that happens every once in a hundred years on t...

    Mi sono accorta, leggendolo, che il racconto è lo stesso in fondo al libro Kitchen e questo denota quanto attentamente l'avessi letto quest'estate :P Rileggendolo ho colto delle sfumature che avevo perso o che comunque sulla spiaggia non mi erano sembrate così interessanti. In real...

    Moonlight Shadow is absolutely brilliant. Having said that, if you've gone through a tragic event recently (death of someone close, tragic heartbreak), DO NOT READ. Banana Yoshimoto's writing is both refined and painfully raw. Every sentence was so relatable, it hurt to the point o...

    [ READ THE ENGLISH TRANSLATION ] ???... ??? ????? ???? ??????? ???? ??? ????? ?? ???????. ?? ???? ????? ?? ????? ? ?? ??? ????? ????? ?????, ????? ???? ??? ???? ?????? ?? ?...

    Molto Personale Toccante come sempre. Temi semplici su cui riflettere, sentimenti e vicende che nella vita ci toccano a tutti e forse è per questo che ci si sente così vicini. Una persona che non c'è più e che vorremmo incontrare almeno un'ultima volta, per sapere se sta bene, ...

  • Veragram09
    Feb 12, 2018

    Yoshimoto's writing is so spot on in describing the feeling of longing and grief. There are details in mourning and during loneliness that we feel strongly but rarely solidify with words, and Yoshimoto does this effortlessly. As if I was relieving my own experience with each paragraph,...

    This novella speaks of the healing power of saying a proper goodbye. I believe it to be an essential life skill that we were not taught. Saying goodbye, moving on, accepting that things end (through death or other), and welcoming other people or places or dreams etc... It may take us y...

    A free novella that was included with my version of Kitchen. It was a nice short story, but overall I preferred the more fleshed out Kitchen. But if your copy contains both, read this one too, both cover themes of love and loss. ...

    This story tore me to pieces. I read these lines through a constant film of tears and I will cry unabashedly every single time I re read them... "I'll never be able to be here again. One caravan has stopped, another starts up. There are people I have yet to meet, others I'll neve...

    This is way much better that Kitchen . ...

    " things are just things , they can't bring back the dead .It just makes me feel better" - Hiiragi This novel should be separated from Kitchen because that way makes me feel that the novel is not important . I liked it more than Kitchen . A masterpiece illustrating how we feel when ...

    This is a heartfelt and warm novella about love and grief. It's my favourite thing of Banana Yoshimoto's. (By 'thing' I mean writing: I have no idea about her personal possessions.) I re-read it every couple of years when it happens that I may be feeling a little adrift. It isn't just ...

    "Parting and death are both terribly painful. But to keep nursing the memory of a love so great you can't believe you'll ever love again is a useless drain on a woman's energies." Of all the prose that came from this little novella, this quote struck me the most. We become so devoted t...

    Oh my goodness, I cried more than I care to admit. ...

    ??? ????? ?? ?????? ??? ???? ???? ?? ????? ???? ??????? ?????. ????? -?? ????- ???????? ??????? ??????? ???????? ??????? ??? ??? ???????? ?? ?? ???? ?? ????? ...

    45 pagine di meraviglia. ...

    Satsuki is struggling to live after she lost her boyfriend Hitoshi in a tragic car accident. She is not able to sleep, so she goes out jogging every dawn, there she meets a strange woman, named Urara who will show her a strange phenomenon that happens every once in a hundred years on t...

    Mi sono accorta, leggendolo, che il racconto è lo stesso in fondo al libro Kitchen e questo denota quanto attentamente l'avessi letto quest'estate :P Rileggendolo ho colto delle sfumature che avevo perso o che comunque sulla spiaggia non mi erano sembrate così interessanti. In real...

    Moonlight Shadow is absolutely brilliant. Having said that, if you've gone through a tragic event recently (death of someone close, tragic heartbreak), DO NOT READ. Banana Yoshimoto's writing is both refined and painfully raw. Every sentence was so relatable, it hurt to the point o...

    [ READ THE ENGLISH TRANSLATION ] ???... ??? ????? ???? ??????? ???? ??? ????? ?? ???????. ?? ???? ????? ?? ????? ? ?? ??? ????? ????? ?????, ????? ???? ??? ???? ?????? ?? ?...

    Molto Personale Toccante come sempre. Temi semplici su cui riflettere, sentimenti e vicende che nella vita ci toccano a tutti e forse è per questo che ci si sente così vicini. Una persona che non c'è più e che vorremmo incontrare almeno un'ultima volta, per sapere se sta bene, ...

    No tenía idea que venía en mi copia de "Kitchen". Pero agradezco que sea así. Me llegó en un momento muy oportuno. Se que lo voy a releer muchas veces. Es como si el libro hubiera sido escrito para esa situación en particular. "El tiempo se detiene para la eternidad en el...

    ?? ??????? ???? ????????? ??? ???? ????? ??????? ?? ?? Kitchen ??? ?????????? ???? ?????? ????????, ??? ???? ??? ???? ??????????? ?????????. ??????? ???????, ??...

    ?? ??? ????? ??????? ????? ???? ????? ??? ???????? ? ????????, ??? ????? ?? ?????? ???? ????? ??? ?? ???? ????? ????? ?? ????? ?? ?????, ? ?? ???? ???? ?? ?????...

    ????? ? ???????) ???????????, ??? ??????? ??????? ?? ?????? ????? ?????? ????? (?????-???? ????????? ?? ??????????? ??????..??????, ? ??????? ?????-?? ??????...

    Me encantó esta mini historia que venía en el libro de Kitchen. Fue muy inesperada pero de verdad parecía que estaba ahí a propósito. Es una de esas historias que te llenan el corazón. ...

    Niente più di un passatempo da un'oretta massimo. Vorrebbe essere struggente ed evocativo, ma è solo un po' carino. ...

    "Può accadere una volta ogni cento anni, se le circostanze aiutano. Né il luogo né il tempo sono stabiliti. Quelli che lo conoscono lo chiamano 'fenomeno Tanabata'. Accade soltanto presso i grandi fiumi. Alcune persone non riescono a veder niente. Quando c'è corrispondenza tra i pe...

    "parting and death are both terribly painful. but to keep nursing the memory of a love so great you can't believe you'll ever love again is a useless drain on a woman's energies." this was worth the sudden feeling of a gaping hole in my chest. ...

    Una piacevolissima sorpresa. ...

    Triste ma bello, particolare ...