The Rental Sister


Inspired by the real-life Japanese social phenomenon called hikikomori and the professional “rental sisters” hired to help, The Rental Sister is about an erotic relationship between Thomas, an American hikikomori, and Megumi, a young Japanese immigrant hiding from her own past. The strange, insular world they create together in a New York City bedroom and with the tacit acknowledgment of Thomas’s wife reveals three human hearts in crisis, but leaves us with a profound faith in the human capacity to find beauty and meaning in life, even after great sorrow. Mirroring both East and West in its search for healing, The Rental Sister pierces the emotional walls read more

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ISBN:

9781616203269

Format:

Paperback

Pages:

272

Dimensions:

21cm x 14cm

RRP:

$29.99

Category:

Fiction

Publisher:

Workman Publishing

Published:

01 November 2015

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jeff Backhaus