Hikikomori and the Rental Sister
A NovelBook - 2013
Thomas Tessler, devastated by a tragedy, has cloistered himself in his bedroom and shut out the world for the past three years. Desperate to salvage their life together, his wife hires Megumi, a young Japanese woman attuned to the hikikomori phenomenon, to lure Thomas back into the world. In Japan, Megumi is called a 'rental sister', though her job may involve much more than familial comforts. And what must these three broken people surrender in order to find hope?
Publisher: Chapel Hill, NC : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2013
Edition: 1st ed
Branch Call Number: BACKHAUS
Characteristics: 246 p. ; 22 cm