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Tokyo Ueno Station by Yu Miri

Hosted by the Consul of the Munich Book Group
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Took place 2 months ago
Thu 12 Mar 19:00 - 21:00

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Dear friends,

I kindly invite you to our March Protected content .

Important note for first-time attendees: To attend this activity, the group expects you to read the book and present your opinion. No-shows from past activities are tracked and no reservation will be made for participants who did not cancel their attendance in the past.

The book to read is Tokyo Ueno Station by Yu Miri and was selected by Tina.

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A surreal, devastating story of a homeless ghost who haunts one of Tokyo's busiest train stations.

Kazu is dead. Born in Fukushima in Protected content , the same year as the Japanese Emperor, his life is tied by a series of coincidences to the Imperial family and has been shaped at every turn by modern Japanese history. But his life story is also marked by bad luck, and now, in death, he is unable to rest, doomed to haunt the park near Ueno Station in Tokyo.

Kazu's life in the city began and ended in that park; he arrived there to work as a laborer in the preparations for the Protected content Olympics and ended his days living in the vast homeless village in the park, traumatized by the destruction of the Protected content and shattered by the announcement of the Protected content .