Hotel Iris: A Novel

Hotel Iris: A Novel


A story of twisted love from Yoko Ogawa―author of The Diving Pool and The Housekeeper and the Professor.

In a crumbling beach inn at the coast of Japan, quiet seventeen-year-old Mari works front table as her mom has a tendency to the low season clients. while one evening they're pressured to expel a middle-aged guy and a prostitute from their room, Mari reveals herself attracted to the man's voice, in what is going to develop into the 1st gesture of a unmarried lengthy seduction. inspite of her provincial atmosphere, and her cool yet controlling mom, Mari is a cosmopolitan observer of human wish, and she or he sees during this guy anything she has lengthy been having a look for.

The guy is a proud if threadbare translator dwelling on an island off the coast. A widower, there are whispers round city that he can have murdered his spouse. Mari starts to go to him on his island, and he quickly initiates her right into a darkish realm of either ache and enjoyment, a spot within which she reveals herself extra comfortable even than the translator. As Mari's mom starts off to shut in at the affair, Mari's experience of what's appropriate and what's fascinating are recklessly engaged.

Hotel Iris is a stirring novel in regards to the occasionally violent ways that we show intimacy and in regards to the untranslatable essence of love.

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