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Gary, a middle-aged Midwesterner, lost his first wife and the mother of his only son to a terminal illness ten years ago. His son, Brent, has been living in Japan for five years and barely speaks to his father. After Brent receives a life-threatening diagnosis of his own, Gary travels half-way across the globe to be with his son and attempt to repair their tattered relationship.
Novel, Literary fiction
Bock, Jason A., "Learn to Speak Japanese in Three Excruciating Steps" (2018). Creative Writing Programs. 20.