Tokyo Fiancee

Tokyo Fiancée - Amélie Nothomb, Alison Anderson A short and memorable novel about the author's love affair with a Japanese man. Nothomb writes with candor about her relationship with Rinri, whom she meets tutoring French. While searing in its own way, it has none of the brutality of her (earlier?) book, HYGIENE AND THE ASSASSIN but instead is characterized by a sort of frank yet tender sweetness. I loved this and will remember it for a long time!