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The Third Love

Hiromi Kawakami Ted Goossen

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01 July 2024
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Having married her childhood sweetheart, Riko now finds herself trapped in a relationship that has been soured by infidelity. One day, by chance, she runs into her old friend Mr Takaoka, who offers friendship, love, and an unusual escape: he teaches her the trick of living inside her dreams.

And so, each night, she sinks into another life: first as a high-ranking courtesan in the 17th century, and then as a serving lady to a princess in the late Middle Ages.

As she experiences desire and heartbreak in the past, so Riko comes to reconsider her life as a 21st century woman, as a wife, as a mother, and as a lover, and to ask herself whether, after loving her husband and loving Mr Takaoka, she is now ready for her third great love.
Translated by:  
Imprint:   Granta
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 216mm,  Width: 135mm, 
Weight:   252g
ISBN:   9781803511375
ISBN 10:   1803511370
Pages:   288
Publication Date:  
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

HIROMI KAWAKAMI is an award-winning Japanese writer, whose fiction includes Strange Weather in Tokyo, The Nakano Thrift Shop, The Ten Loves of Mr Nishino and People From My Neighbourhood. TED GOOSSEN is Professor of Japanese Literature at York University in Toronto and has translated many writers including Haruki Murakami.

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