Please Enjoy your Happiness

Please Enjoy your Happiness

Book - 2016
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"Please Enjoy Your Happiness is a beautifully written coming-of-age memoir based on the English author's summer-long love affair with a remarkable older Japanese woman. Whilst serving as a seaman at the age of nineteen, Brinkley-Rogers met Kaji Yukiko, a sophisticated, highly intellectual Japanese woman, who was on the run from her vicious gangster boyfriend, a member of Japan's brutal crime syndicate, the Yakuza. Trying to create a perfect experience of purity, she took him under her wing, sharing their love of poetry, cinema and music and many an afternoon at the Mozart Café. Brinkley-Rogers, now in his seventies, re-reads Yukiko's letters and finally recognizes her as the love of his life, receiving at last the gifts she tried to bestow on him. Reaching across time and continents, Brinkley-Rogers shows us how to reclaim a lost love, inviting us all to celebrate those loves of our lives that never do end"--Publisher description.
Publisher: New York :, Touchstone, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc.,, 2016
Edition: First Touchstone hardcover edition
ISBN: 9781501151262
9781501151255
Branch Call Number: 070.92 BRI 2016
Characteristics: 354 pages cm

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Mayflower94 Aug 22, 2017

The writing is elegant, but the pace is a little slow.

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