RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 60972006 LA English T1 Autumn brocade = Kinshu A1 Miyamoto, Teru., Thomas, Roger K., PB New Directions Book PP New York, N.Y. YR 2005 SN 0811216330 9780811216333 9780811216753 0811216756 AB The word kinshu has many connotations: brocade, po etic writing, the brilliance of autumn leaves, and here resonates as a vibrant metaphor for the complex, intimate relationship between Aki and Yasuaki, a divorced and long-estranged couple. Ten years after their divorce, they meet by chance at a mountain resort. In a flood of emotions and memories, Aki initiates a new correspondence, and letter by letter through the seasons, the secrets of their past unfold as they reflect on their present struggles. From a lover's suicide to a father's controlling demands, the story moves seamlessly through their deeply introspective exchanges. What begins as a series of accusations and apologies, questions and excuses, turns into a source of mutual support and healing.