The Letters

By Kazumi Yumoto
Translators Translated by Cathy Hirano Publisher Farrar Straus Giroux Imprint Farrar, Straus and Giroux ISBN


The Letters

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Chiaki is six when her father dies and her mother rents an apartment from Mrs. Yanagi. Overwhelmed by the recent changes in her life, Chiaki falls ill. Mrs. Yanagi tells Chiaki that she will carry letters to the dead when she herself passes away and encourages Chiaki to write to her father. Chiaki recalls these events years later on the occasion of Mrs. Yanagi’s death.
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