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Spinning Tropics (E–pub)

Spinning Tropics

Aska Mochizuki ò 3 summary

I 6 Verses That Can Change Your Life really enjoyed this novel but the ending was unrealistic and strange Hiro a perceptive but anxious Japanese woman teaching Japanese in Vietnam embarks on an affair with Yun her student a petite energetic extrovert who is trying to create a better life for herself and her family For both their loving intimacy is foreign territory thrilling and exhilarating but also aisky place of exile As the two women whip through chaotic traffic on a motorcycle stopping to eat at outdoor cafes Mochizuki vividly captures the bustle of Ho Chi Minh City with its emerging economy and the ever present hustle between natives and foreigners This is a wonderfully atmospheric novel with an unfortunate unhappy foreigners This is a wonderfully atmospheric novel with an unfortunate unhappy lesbians ending This is just an indulgment of someone that experienced living in foreign country half heartedly One foot says to the homeland I m out of here another foot says the new country that it is weird Same as with family You just love to hate them wtf is wrong with Yun Hiro a Japanese woman teaching her native language in modern Vietnam falls in love with Yun a vivacious modern young Vietnamese woman They are both surprised with this elationship but both are also seemingly dependent on it When their bond is threatened by Hiro s interest in a Japanese businessman named Konno living in Ho Chi Minh City their elationship unravels The most interesting parts of this book are the descriptions of the expat community and the uickly changing culture of modern Vietnam The worst part The elationships between the characters I wasn t convinced for a second of Hiro and Yun s elationship Uncreative translation Bad storytelling I don t know but eally clunky un sexy and wince inducing love scenes on all sides of this awkward triangle Loses something in translation Interesting piece about that economic period of growth and the sales of young men to major corporations without their knowledge Hooray Japan circa 1994 or 1995 slaves to the dollar making slaves for a dollar Spinning Tropics was a andom pick for the for a dollar Spinning Tropics was a andom pick for the Dare Challenge I haven t been eading Japanese literature for a while and I figured this book would be a good choice considering it is a thin book and that it was the 2007 winner of the Knopf Kodansha Pr. Meet Hiro She's tall lanky and awkward a twenty something Japanese woman who has decamped to Vietnam from Tokyo to work as a language teacher  Meet Dung She's shy beautiful and tough a young Vietnamese woman studying Japanese determined to create a better life for herself and her family When Dung becomes one of Hiro's students they are instant. Ize plus the blurb behind said this is a lush and evocative story of an intoxicating love affair and this further heightens the eagerness to ead it Hiromi Azuma is a 28 year old female who decamped to Vietnam from Tokyo to work as a Japanese language teacher She has problems with her mother and feels she is irresponsible and selfish who thinks of no one but herself Living in a foreign country could be lonely and terrifying but Hiro soon get used to the lifestyle and culture after knowing Yun Who Happens To Be happens to be of her students in class Falling in love with your own student is complicated and it makes the issue problematic if the party is of the same gender Despite this Hiro and Yun couldn t deny the attraction they have for each other and because of the
Circumstances They Will Behave Discreetly 
they will behave discreetly the people around them Still Hiro has never felt so happy in her life Yun makes her alive and at one point she ealises she wouldn t know what to do without Yun Their elationship goes on for a while until Konno a Japanese businessman walks into Hiro s life Her elationship with Yun began to falter and jealousy sparks and insecurity "Arises Between The Two "between the two At first glance Spinning Tropics seems to me to be an intense story of a jealous woman who is fighting hard to win back her lover though at some point it seems to be the case but the plot takes on a slower pace and Hiro s emotions are often portrayed throughout the story than other things Though I felt the pace is a bit slow I have to give credit to the author for the detailed descriptions of the characters as well as a good look into the Vietnamese setting and its culture I felt I was eading a travelogue at times through these descriptions and this made my eading experience all the entertaining besides the intensity between the two characters Just when I thought I knew what the outcome would be the story took a turn and surprised me but I was disappointed to say the punch wasn t powerful enough to shake me to the core On the contrary I felt there was no answer to the ending and it left me a hollow feeling That said I was impressed with Aska Mochizuki s sharp and concise writing style and though this book may not make it on my best thriller ead it Ly drawn to each other For both of them it is their first time in love with another woman But when Konno an older Japanese businessman befriends Hiro Dung begins to grow unbearably jealous What unfolds is a love triangle with very complicated ultimately devastating esults  Set against the backdrop of a Vietnam on the economic ise debut noveli. Efinitely leaves a mark on my list through the literary sense I have mixed feelings about this four star ating Spinning Tropics is not great literature it plows no new nor unusual have mixed feelings about this four star ating Spinning Tropics is not great literature it plows no new nor unusual ground But part of what motivates my eading of international novels is a search for works that enhance cultural understanding From this latter perspective Mochizuki s novel is a stunning success Hiro the main character is a Japanese woman teaching her native language in Vietnam She falls deeply in love much to her own surprise with Yun a Vietnamese woman The elationship gets complicated in ways that engage the eader s attention Within the context of this story of omance in this case same sex omance between two women who also feel some attraction to men is a perceptive portrayal of cultural difference and a wonderful evocation of the tastes smells and sights of Ho Chi Minh City The final pages were deeply moving for me personally not because of the way the plot works out although that has its surprises but because of the final spinning mixture of Hiro s perceptions and memories of the city around her The foreign land has somehow become hers and defines and confines her identity as much as the native land she left behind I have had the same feeling with Taipei over twenty years ago On my way to the airport after two years in that great city I passed place after place of which I had personal memories Where do I eally belong It is a uestion all of us who have lived for a long time abroad and have begun to feel our own identity e forming around that other place Spinning Tropics captures this powerful and disorienting experience as well as any I have ead I found this to be
An Interesting Read Hiro Is 
interesting ead Hiro is girl from Tokyo who has moved to Vietnam to teach language classes That s where she meets Dung a student at the school They form an unlikely friendship that turns into a something much deeper Trouble disrupts their budding elationship and things go bad UICKLY THE STORY UNFOLDS AT A NICE PACE AND The story unfolds at a nice pace and t too far fetched an idea The characters are fairly believable as well While I enjoyed this book it definitely felt as though something was lost in translation The premise was promising but didn t deliver in the way I St Aska Mochizuki vividly brings to life the buzz of motorcycles and the tastes of Vietnamese coffee and spicy papaya salads; the confines of the Vietnamese family; the lingering effects of long wars; the ich who ide the economic wave and the poor who are left behind Spinning Tropics is a lush and evocative story of an intoxicating love affair.


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    Spinning Tropics (E–pub) While I enjoyed this book it definitely felt as though something was lost in translation The premise was promising but didn't deliver in the way I hoped it would

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