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ePub ☆ Japan's Season of Fire and Farewells ï Pico Iyer Bloomsbury presents Autumn Light by Pico Iyer read by Sartaj Garewal   For decades now Pico Iyer has been based for much of the year in Nara Japan where he and his Japanese wife Hiroko share a two room apartment But when his father in law dies suddenly calling him back to Japan earlier than expected Iyer begins to grapple with the uestion we all have to live with how to hold on to the things we love even though we know that we and they are dying   In a country whose calendar is marked with occasions honouring the dead this uestion has a special urgency and currency Iyer leads us through the autumn following his father in law’s death introducing us to the people who populate his days his ailing mother in law who often forgets that her husband has died; his absent brother in law who severed ties with his family years ago but to whom Hiroko still writes letters; and the men and women in his ping pong club who many years his senior traverse their autumn years in different ways  And as the maple leaves begin to redden and the heat begins to soften Iyer offers us a singular view of Japan in the season that reminds us to take nothing for granted This is the eighth of Iyer's books on my shelves and in many ways I think it the best He has ranged from pure travel writer to novelist but at his best he muses on the truths of life with wholly endearing sensitivity and charm Here we observe the autumn of life brightened with unexpected energy at the ping pong table yet stretched with a range of touching emotional issues His step children have morphed into his children his wife speaks her very own brand of Japenglish we chat with the Dalai Lama Iyer invites us into his particular world with disarming openness yet it all carries a global set of truths The prose is lucid and easy to read Highly recommended

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Read Autumn Light eBook Ú Paperback º Pico Iyer ↠ [BOOKS] ✭ Autumn Light: Japan's Season of Fire and Farewells By Pico Iyer – Eyltransferservices.co.uk Bloomsbury presents Autumn Light by Pico Iyer read by Sartaj Garewal   For decades now Pico Iyer has been based for much of the year in Nara Japan where he Bloomsbury presents Autumn Light by Pico Iyer read by Sartaj Garewal   For decades now Pico Iyer has been based for much of the year in Nara Japan where he and his Japanese wife Hiroko share a two room apartment But when his father in law dies suddenly calling him back to Japan earlier than expected Iyer begins to grapple with the uestion we all have to live with how to hold on to the things we love even though we know that we and they are dying   In a country whose calendar is marked with occasions honouring the dead this uestion has a special urgency and currency Iyer leads us through the autumn following his father in law’s death introducing us to the people who populate his days his ailing mother in law who often forgets that her husband has died; his absent brother in law who severed ties with his family years ago but to whom Hiroko still writes letters; and the men and women in his ping pong club who many years his senior traverse their autumn years in different ways  And as the maple leaves begin to redden and the heat begins to soften Iyer offers us a singular view of Japan in the season that reminds us to take nothing for granted I enjoyed this account of autumn in Japan and autumn as a way of seeing our lives or much of our lives The author in his mid 50s is the autumn of life but plays table tennis with Japanese people who are much older; his wife has just lost her father and her brother is estranged from the family while the author's own mother lives alone in the US; and he reflects on the nature of Japan always surprising on the works of the film maker Ozu Tokyo Story and so on while leading a uiet life and meeting the occasional friendA rewarding reading experience

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Autumn Light Japan's Season of Fire and FarewellsBloomsbury presents Autumn Light by Pico Iyer read by Sartaj Garewal   For decades now Pico Iyer has been based for much of the year in Nara Japan where he and his Japanese wife Hiroko share a two room apartment But when his father in law dies suddenly calling him back to Japan earlier than expected Iyer begins to grapple with the uestion we all have to live with how to hold on to the things we love even though we know that we and they are dying   In a country whose calendar is marked with occasions honouring the dead this uestion has a special urgency and currency Iyer leads us through the autumn following his father in law’s death introducing us to the people who populate his days his ailing mother in law who often forgets that her husband has died; his absent brother in law who severed ties with his family years ago but to whom Hiroko still writes letters; and the men and women in his ping pong club who many years his senior traverse their autumn years in different ways  And as the maple leaves begin to redden and the heat begins to soften Iyer offers us a singular view of Japan in the season that reminds us to take nothing for granted I've enjoyed a number of Pico's books and I love Kyoto so this is the perfect read for me My favourite of his is 'The lady and the monk' and this book takes that story on This is perhaps domestic and tender but has all the usual acute observations of the Japanese set against those of western society Very enjoyable