Hikikomori and the Rental Sister

Hikikomori and the Rental Sister

A Novel

Book - 2013
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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
ISBN: 9781616201371
Branch Call Number: BACKHAUS
Characteristics: 246 p. ; 22 cm


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Nov 22, 2014

WOW! On so many levels! Beautifully crafted. A gifted novelist. I didn't want the book to end. Amazing for a 1st novel!

May 15, 2013

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


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