To Mrs. Hopper, Yoshi Takahashi may be just another name from her daughters’ past, but for Jean and her sister, Colette, he stands for much more. Years ago, Mr. Takahashi moved into their Toronto neighbourhood and sent the adolescent lives of Jean and Colette into a tailspin. They weren’t content merely to befriend the Japanese pianist - in their infatuation they sought to mirror his life as closely as possible. The enchantment lingers into adult life in ways both sisters are reluctant to recognize. This weekend they have been invited to an extravagant family celebration in Victoria, .
A certain M. akahashi : a novel. by Ireland, Ann. Publication date 1986. Publisher New York : Vanguard Press. Collection inlibrary; printdisabled; ; china. Digitizing sponsor Internet Archive. Contributor Internet Archive.
Years ago, Mr. As the party gains momentum, so does the tension between the sisters. As before, the larger-than-life Mr. Takahashi casts his spell. They weren't content merely to befriend the Japanese pianist - in their infatuation they sought to mirror his life as closely as possible.
To Mrs. Hopper, Yoshi Takahashi may be just another name from her daughters' past, but for Jean and her sister, Colette, he stands for much more. Winner of the 1985 Seal Books First Novel Award and of the Books in Canada First Novel Award To Mrs. Hopper, Yoshi Takahashi may be just another name from her daughters past, but for Jean and her sister, Colette, he stands for much more.
Originally published in 1985, A Certain Mr. Takahashi won the coveted Seal First Novel Award and the Books in Canada, Smith First Novel Award.
Ann Ireland (1953–2018) was a Canadian fiction author who published five novels between 1985 and 2018. She also wrote 1996's The Instructor, which was shortlisted for the Trillium Book Award, and 2002's Exile, which was shortlisted for the 2002 Governor General's Awards and the Rogers Writers’ Trust fiction prize.
A certain mr. takahashi. Ireland, Ann. Toronto, McClelland and Stewart, c1985. Volume 14 Number 2 1986 March. Ann Ireland's first novel is an examination of the way in which our lives can be profoundly shaped by someone who remains himself fairly disassociated from us. The novel tells the story of two sisters who develop an obsession with a Japanese pianist, the Mr. Takahashi of the title . But while the storyline may or may not be loosely borrowed, Ireland's writing makes the book worth reading. The movement between two styles of narration is one of the more fascinating aspects of the novel. Takahashi Close. 1 2 3 4 5. Want to Read. Are you sure you want to remove A Certain Mr. Takahashi from your list? A Certain Mr. Published October 12, 1985 by Random House. In library, Protected DAISY.
Ann Ireland was the author of A Certain Mr. Takahashi (winner of the Seal First Novel Award), and Exile (shortlisted for the Governor General's Literary Award for Fiction and the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize). Book added to the bookshelf.