Title: When I Whistle
Publication Date: 1979
Book Condition: Very Good In Dustjacket
Edition: 1st Edition.
New York. 1979. Taplinger. 1st American Edition. Very Good In Dustjacket. Translated from the Japanese by Van C. Gessel. 273 pages. hardcover. 0800882431. keywords: Literature Translated Japan Asia. inventory # 3083. FROM THE PUBLISHER - When I Whistle' is a rich and absorbing novel set in two worlds- the world of pre-War Japan and the contemporary one of a big hospital with its professional rivalries. Ozu, a middle-aged businessman, has a chance encounter which brings back haunting memories. As Ozu recaptures the past, the reader is caught in the spell of a simpler and more humane time. In perfect couterpoint the story unfolds as Ozu relives the past while his son Eichi, a young house surgeon, pursues his ambitious and materialistic machinations to unseat his rivals. Gradually, the past and the present converge in a powerful and moving climax. Bookseller Inventory # 3083
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