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Tokyo Ueno Station: A Novel av Miri Yū
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Tokyo Ueno Station: A Novel (urspr publ 2014; utgåvan 2021)

av Miri Yū (Författare)

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"Born in Fukushima in 1933, the same year as the Emperor, Kazu's life is tied by a series of coincidences to Japan's Imperial family and to one particular spot in Tokyo; the park near Ueno Station - the same place his unquiet spirit now haunts in death. It is here that Kazu's life in Tokyo began, as a labourer in the run up to the 1964 Olympics, and later where he ended his days, living in the park's vast homeless 'villages', traumatised by the destruction of the 2011 tsunami and enraged by the announcement of the 2020 Olympics." -- c Provided by publisher.… (mer)
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Titel:Tokyo Ueno Station: A Novel
Författare:Miri Yū (Författare)
Info:Riverhead Books (2021), Edition: 01, 192 pages
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A short novel describing 20th-century life for a farm family in Japan, from the perspective of one elderly widower, who ended his years homeless in Ueno Park in Tokyo. So many aspects of his life were affected by big events in Japanese history, but he was always in the background and he, as his mother said, always had bad luck. He saw the emperor more than once, their sons were born on the same day, the Tokyo Olympics and other huge construction projects fed his fanily, and then the Fukushima earthquake took the last descendant he knew personally.

This book is sad and it is lonely. When Kazu begins reminiscing, I would forget that it was a memory and feel his excitement and eagerness--only to remember, as the book goes on, that noooo that did happen but now he is a lonely old man living in a cardboard hut.
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Growing up in Fukushima, Kazu was too young to fight in World War 2. After middle school he started working, and at 18 began traveling to Hokkaido and elsewhere to work. He married Setsuko and they lived with his parents, but farming was not enough to support all of the mouths. In 1964 he began working in Tokyo construction, getting ready for the Tokyo Olympics. He regularly went home, and his wife Setsuko took care of his parents and raised their two children in Fukushima. Many families lived this way, as farming was not the moneymaker small farmers needed it to be. Kazu lived in dorms, and flophouses, and so forth--always hoping to enjoy the fruits of his labor in his old age. ( )
  Dreesie | Aug 31, 2021 |
The colorful cover art for Tokyo Ueno Station caught my eye at the public library, so I picked it up for the month-long Asian Readathon knowing nothing about the book. This is a very quick but impactful read - and also depressing.

I'll probably read through it again once more before returning it to the library, when I'll look for more novels by Yu Miri. ( )
  rhodehouse | Aug 17, 2021 |
I wasn't a huge fan of the reader on the audio, which is a shame because I think it distracted me from the story. This provided a really interesting insight on the issues of housing insecurity in Japan--all at once specific and universal. ( )
  LibroLindsay | Jun 18, 2021 |
Short, quiet, and deeply melancholy.

Kazu is a poor man who worked all his life only to find himself in his final years without family or money or meaning or even a home. He's been buffeted by the disasters -- natural and man-made -- that have befallen Japan in his long lifetime: earthquakes and tsunamis, firebombing, disease, nuclear bombs, and nuclear meltdowns.

Though events in his life have intersected with the Emperor's own, they are meaningless coincidences in a country that is no longer an Empire.

As a poor man, he is invisible to the prosperous citizens of the economic powerhouse of the late 20th century.

As a homeless person in Tokyo's Ueno Park, he is invisible to passers-by, noticed by the government only when it was time for the regular sweeps of the unsightly tents and camps from the park because the Olympics are coming or the Emperor wants to visit a museum.

And as a dead man and a ghost, he has nothing but a story of misery and heartache, and he is just as invisible as he has always been... ( )
  evano | Apr 24, 2021 |
A wistful novel about an observant life deemed unworthy by the one who lives it. The character is homeless, and the story shows how the homeless are perceived in a metropolitan park. The conversations of other people overheard are reminiscent of Wings of Desire. ( )
  Perednia | Feb 20, 2021 |
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Miri Yuprimär författarealla utgåvorberäknat
Giles, MorganÖversättaremedförfattarevissa utgåvorbekräftat
Peters-Collaer, LaurenOmslagsformgivaremedförfattarevissa utgåvorbekräftat

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"Born in Fukushima in 1933, the same year as the Emperor, Kazu's life is tied by a series of coincidences to Japan's Imperial family and to one particular spot in Tokyo; the park near Ueno Station - the same place his unquiet spirit now haunts in death. It is here that Kazu's life in Tokyo began, as a labourer in the run up to the 1964 Olympics, and later where he ended his days, living in the park's vast homeless 'villages', traumatised by the destruction of the 2011 tsunami and enraged by the announcement of the 2020 Olympics." -- c Provided by publisher.

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