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"Simon and Hiroko," a literary novel of love and adventure,
is FREE Friday, August 31st from Amazon as an eBook
Twenty-something Simon Fraser is willing to risk ridicule
by standing on an improvised pillar in downtown Tokyo, all for finding
beautiful Hiroko Yuasa he has fallen in love with. He is lucky enough
to meet her again, and his art, the photography, and hers, the Japanese
traditional dancing, become bridges in their delicate approach. The
attraction becomes mutual, but Simon and Hiroko seriously
underestimate the power of family opposition. Neither knows that
their families share a long, bitter history.
I am trying to mine the rich mother lode of Tokyo underground and
above-ground life and love in which Haruki Murakami made his mark
in "The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle." My anchor lies in real events, from
three hundred to fifteen years old, but I also accommodate touches of
magic realism. A large bridge to America is present as well.
The novel is set in the '90s. 115,000 words.
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