Kagaktilar Unsurprisingly, the last few chapters are concerned with her beloved aamelie Nishio-san familiar also from The Character of Rainrepresentative of the world and life she always wants to return to. The text complement the previous autobiographical works, biogrfia useful background to, for example, Fear and Tremblingas well as revealing some of what happened in the years not yet covered in other fictions. She eventually adapts and accepts, but never seems to get entirely comfortable in that skin. And the girl is an endearing rather than annoying precocious; it seems entirely believable that she was loved as much and as passionately as she claims.
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That it is acknowledged to be fiction allows the author a measure of literary licence to embellish where it best suits the demands of the narrative. Unsurprisingly, it can lead to some dreadfully self-indulgent navel-gazing. That puts it sufficiently in the past for her to have gained some distance from the events, and because she really does have something to say.
The hunger in the title refers to many things. I bounded to our building, ran up the four flights of stairs to our apartment and dashed into the bathroom where I closed the door behind me. I sat myself down in front of a giant mirror, took out the loot from under my pullover and started to eat, all the while observing my own reflection in the glass: I wanted to watch myself enjoying the treat. It was a spectacle to behold. Just by looking at my face, I could describe the different tastes in my mouth: it was definitely sugary, if not, I would not have looked as happy as I did.
The sugar had to be brown sugar, to judge from the characteristic excitement of my dimples. A lot of cinnamon, said my nose wrinkling in pleasure. My bright eyes announced the colour of the other spices, as much unknown as exciting. As for the presence of honey, how could it be doubted, looking at my lips that proclaimed their ecstasy? Her father worked in foreign affairs, and she grew up in many different countries. Japan, she saw as her birth country, having spent her formative years there.
Later, the family spent time in China, and New York oh happiness! This, and other incidents of that period, bourgeon with a joy of life and excitement. Autour de moi, personne. Autour de moi, toujours personne. La douleur fut si intense que la voix me fut rendue. Je hurlai. One day, after several hours in the water and while still far from the beach, my feet were caught by numerous hands. Around me, no one was to be seen.
It had to be the hands of the sea. Around me, still no one. The pain was so intense that my voice returned, and I screamed. My mother heard me and ran into the water to get me, screaming as madly as a mother can scream. The incident, combined with her burgeoning adolescent sexuality, caused her to suffer a long period of anorexia from which she almost died.
This is not the first auto-fiction novel she has written and it must have taken her a lot of courage to write about these episodes in her life. She deals with her anorexia with neither sentiment nor self-pity, but with a clear, cold compassion. Finally, on the verge of death, something in her body rebels: her hunger for life was perhaps ultimately what saved her.
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