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saturn return

TORIKAI Akane

[Japan]

KAJI Ritsuko, a novelist whose first book was a hit but hasn’t written since, learns that the man who is the reason she started writing novels, NAKAJIMA, committed suicide. A Saturn return is one of the important times in astrology, a period when it is said that a turning point in life will come. Triggered by NAKAJIMA’s death, Ritsuko’s process of facing her own life of loss is drawn plainly and sometimes sharply.

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TORIKAI Akane

Japan

Born in Osaka Prefecture, 1981. Major work includes Sensei no shiroi uso(Lies By Teacher, Kodansha).

( 2020 )

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