Hikikomori and the Rental Sister: A Novel Jeff Backhaus

ISBN: 9781616201371

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Hardcover

256 pages


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Hikikomori and the Rental Sister: A Novel  by  Jeff Backhaus

Hikikomori and the Rental Sister: A Novel by Jeff Backhaus
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hikikomori, n. h?kik?mo?ri- literally pulling inward- refers to those who withdraw from society.Inspired by the real-life Japanese social phenomenon called hikikomori and the professional “rental sisters” hired to help, Hikikomori and the RentalMorehikikomori, n. h?kik?mo?ri- literally pulling inward- refers to those who withdraw from society.Inspired by the real-life Japanese social phenomenon called hikikomori and the professional “rental sisters” hired to help, Hikikomori and the Rental Sister is about an erotic relationship between Thomas, an American hikikomori, and Megumi, a young Japanese immigrant hiding from her own past.

The strange, insular world they create together in a New York City bedroom and with the tacit acknowledgment of Thomas’s wife reveals three human hearts in crisis, but leaves us with a profound faith in the human capacity to find beauty and meaning in life, even after great sorrow. Mirroring both East and West in its search for healing, Hikikomori and the Rental Sister pierces the emotional walls of grief and delves into the power of human connection to break through to the world waiting outside.Named an Indie Next pick, an Amazon Best Book of the Month, one of Book Riot’s 5 to Watch, and an iBookstore Editor’s Choice in hardcover.



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