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Simple, delicate and hearfelt.
on 21 January 2004
We may not see it all the time, but in Goodbye Tsugumi, Banana Yoshimoto is there to show us that there is beauty in the simplest things and truth in life's most brutal moments. Using delicate and heartfelt prose she has taken what is actually a rather simplistic story and made every sentence flow and every page surprise with the beauty of the smallest everyday thing. From leftover cakes to forgotten mailboxes, everything can mean more when looked at a certain way.