By Yasutaka Tsutsui
Fifty-seven-year-old Takeshi has simply been concerned about a site visitors twist of fate. while he wakes up, he's in a wierd bar and is not any longer crippled as he has been for many of his lifestyles, yet in a position to stroll with no crutches in his daily company swimsuit. having a look round, he sees a few prevalent facesIzumi, a colleague who had died in a airplane crash 5 years sooner than; his youth buddy Yuzo, who had turn into a yakuza and have been killed by means of a rival gang member; and Sasaki, who had frozen to dying as a homeless vagrant. this is often Hella position the place 3 days last up to 10 years on the earth, and folks may be able to see occasions in either the long run and the prior. Yuzo can now see the yakuza that killed him as he harasses a chum of his. The actress Mayumi and the author Torigai are chased through the paparazzi into an elevator that drops to flooring 666 underneath flooring point. The brilliant depiction of afterlife portrayed in Hell admits the normal horrors, yet topics them to Tsutsui’s distinctive powers of enchantmentwitty, a laugh, and praised for its poetic variety and the wizard-like gentle contact of the author’s moving concentration.
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But the Yun-ho of the present moment cared not at all. Every book he opened smelled like mildew. Each volume felt thick and heavy and his arms began to ache. But Yun-ho knew this was only the beginning. The gun might be in the very last of these hundreds of books. Yun-ho moved the ladder and began rummaging through the books on the next shelf. Suddenly Chi-so˘p’s face came to mind. Yun-ho had been going astray ever since Chi-so˘p was dismissed. Yun-ho’s father didn’t realize this. Yun-ho had liked Chi-so˘p.
He took into account the status of U˘n-hu˘i’s father, and the effect on him and his own father if he were to do something stupid with her. If In-gyu hadn’t been so completely calculating, Yun-ho might have forgiven him. Yun-ho’s father knew nothing. From the time he had dismissed Chi-so˘p, Yun-ho had taken the wrong path. With the college prep exam just a few days away Yun-ho had been given one final test by the experts. No one took this preliminary entrance exam lightly. Because this exam, which qualified a person to enter college, had a bearing on which university a student was qualified to attend.
Her voice sounded louder than she had intended. “Go ahead, then. You have him do it and see what happens,” said the woman from the house in back. “Thank you, we will,” Shin-ae said as she closed the vent window. She emerged from the kitchen and stepped down to the yard. In the sunshine stood the faucet, bone dry. There wasn’t a drop of moisture in the house. Out she went. But it was the strangest thing. No one was there. The dwarf was nowhere to be seen. As Shin-ae walked up the alley she looked toward the side street that connected with the main street.