Hotel Iris by Yoko Ogawa
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Hotel Iris Summary
Paperback Original. In a crumbling seaside hotel on the coast of Japan, quiet seventeen-year-old Mari works the front desk as her mother tends to the off-season customers. When one night they are forced to expel a middle-aged man and a prostitute from their room, Mari finds herself drawn to the man's voice, in what will become the first gesture of a single long seduction. In spite of her provincial surroundings, and her cool but controlling mother, Mari is a sophisticated observer of human desire, and she sees in this man something she has long been looking for.
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"[Ogawa] explores the power of words to allure and destroy in this haiku-like fable of love contorted into obsession ... [A] savage novel." - Publishers Weekly
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