Cherry Blossoms by Kim Hooper audiobook

Cherry Blossoms

By Kim Hooper
Read by Peter Berkrot

HighBridge, Highbridge Audio 9781684421763
10.89 Hours Unabridged
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From the author of the critically acclaimed debut People Who Knew Me comes the story of one man's determination to abandon his will to live. Jonathan Krause is a man with a plan. He is going to quit his advertising job and, when his money runs out, he is going to die. He just has one final mission: A trip to Japan. It's a trip he was supposed to take with his girlfriend, Sara. It's a trip inspired by his regrets. And it's a trip to pay homage to the Japanese, the inventors of his chosen suicide technique. In preparation for his final voyage, Jonathan enrolls in a Japanese language class where he meets Riko, who has her own plans to visit her homeland, for very different reasons. Their unexpected and unusual friendship takes them to Japan together, where they each struggle to make peace with their past and accept that happiness, loneliness, and grief come and go—just like the cherry blossoms. Haunted by lost love, Jonathan must decide if he can embrace the transient nature of life, or if he must choose the certainty of death.

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Summary

Summary

From the author of the critically acclaimed debut People Who Knew Me comes the story of one man's determination to abandon his will to live.

Jonathan Krause is a man with a plan. He is going to quit his advertising job and, when his money runs out, he is going to die. He just has one final mission: A trip to Japan. It's a trip he was supposed to take with his girlfriend, Sara. It's a trip inspired by his regrets. And it's a trip to pay homage to the Japanese, the inventors of his chosen suicide technique.

In preparation for his final voyage, Jonathan enrolls in a Japanese language class where he meets Riko, who has her own plans to visit her homeland, for very different reasons. Their unexpected and unusual friendship takes them to Japan together, where they each struggle to make peace with their past and accept that happiness, loneliness, and grief come and go—just like the cherry blossoms.

Haunted by lost love, Jonathan must decide if he can embrace the transient nature of life, or if he must choose the certainty of death.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Part mystery, with a dash of travel guide, and a hearty splash of dark humor, Cherry Blossoms is an adventure I won’t soon forget.” Shari Goldhagen, author of 100 Days of Cake and Family and Other Accidents
Cherry Blossoms is a lovely meditation on loss, renewal, and the ephemeral nature of life. I just loved it.” Steven Rowley, author of Lily and the Octopus
“Sometimes darkly comic, sometimes wrenching…Cherry Blossoms interrogates what it means to face uncertainty.” Foreword Reviews

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Author

Author Bio: Kim Hooper

Author Bio: Kim Hooper

Kim Hooper is the author of People Who Knew Me. Cherry Blossoms is her second novel. She lives in Southern California with her husband, daughter, and a collection of pets.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 10.89
Audience: Adult
Language: English