The Changeling
- by Kenzaburo Oe -
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Publisher: Grove Press
Publication Date: March 16, 2010
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0802119360
ISBN-13: 978-0802119360
Synopsis The Changeling introduces Kogito, a writer in his early sixties, who receives a mysterious package from his childhood friend and estranged brother-in-law, Goro. Goro has sent him a trunk of tapes with recorded reflections on their relationship, and after receiving it, Kogito learns his lifelong friend has jumped to his death. However, Goro’s voice continues to speak, promising Kogito that he will remain in contact from the Other Side. Kogito listens obsessively and embarks on a far-ranging search to understand what drove his brother-in-law to suicide, a journey that spans the forests of Japan to the streets to Berlin, where Kogito confronts the ghosts from his own past and Goro’s
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