Hikikomori and the Rental Sister by Jeff Backhaus audiobook

Hikikomori and the Rental Sister

By Jeff Backhaus
Read by Stephen Bowlby

Highbridge Audio, HighBridge 9781616201371
6.57 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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Thomas, devastated by a tragedy, has cloistered himself in his bedroom and shut out the world. His wife, Silke, lives in the next room but they no longer share their lives. Desperate for one last chance, Silke hires a young Japanese woman attuned to hi

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Summary

Summary

Selected for the January 2013 Indie Next List

Thomas, devastated by a tragedy, has cloistered himself in his bedroom and shut out the world. His wife, Silke, lives in the next room but they no longer share their lives. Desperate for one last chance, Silke hires a young Japanese woman attuned to hi

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“[A] strange and tender debut novel…His writing, which is as clear and direct as flowing water, convincingly portrays the deepening connection between Thomas and Megumi.” Wall Street Journal
“One remarkable debut.” Toronto Star
“Written deeply, cleanly, sparely, and gently, like fingers playing over the strings of a harp.” St. Louis Post Dispatch
“Required reading.” New York Post
“A mesmerizing debut at once sorrowful, intimate, and optimistic…Told in crisp and lyrical prose and a nontraditional narrative that shifts between first- and third-person, Backhaus’s novel is courageous and spare, an enthralling success.” Booklist (starred review)
“[A] quiet but poignant exploration of loneliness and self-discovery.” USA Today

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Author

Author Bio: Jeff Backhaus

Author Bio: Jeff Backhaus

Jeff Backhaus has been a cook, an art director, and a professional pilot. He lived and worked in Korea and now lives in New York.

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Details

Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 6.57
Audience: Adult
Language: English