Sputnik Sweetheart

Author: Haruki Murakami

Sumire is in love with a woman seventeen years her senior. But whereas Miu is glamorous and successful, Sumire is an aspiring writer who dresses in an oversized second-hand coat and heavy boots like a character in a Kerouac novel.

Sumire spends hours on the phone talking to her best friend K about the big questions in life: what is sexual desire, and should she ever tell Miu how she feels about her? Meanwhile K wonders whether he should confess his own unrequited love for Sumire.

Then, a desperate miu calls from a small Greek island: Sumire has mysteriously vanished…

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Sumire is in love with a woman seventeen years her senior. But whereas Miu is glamorous and successful, Sumire is an aspiring writer who dresses in an oversized second-hand coat and heavy boots like a character in a Kerouac novel.

Sumire spends hours on the phone talking to her best friend K about the big questions in life: what is sexual desire, and should she ever tell Miu how she feels about her? Meanwhile K wonders whether he should confess his own unrequited love for Sumire.

Then, a desperate miu calls from a small Greek island: Sumire has mysteriously vanished…

Published by Vintage
Paperback
2002
ISBN: 9780099448471
Translated by Philip Gabriel