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Autumn Light: Japan's Season of Fire and Farewells For decades now, Pico Iyer has been based for much of the year in Nara, Japan, where he and his Japanese wife, Hiroko, share a two room apartment But when his father in law dies suddenly, calling him back to Japan earlier than expected, Iyer begins to grapple with the question we all have to live with how to hold on to the things we love, even though we know that we and they are dyingIn a country whose calendar is marked with occasions honouring the dead, this question has a special urgency and currency Iyer leads us through the autumn following his father in law s death, introducing us to the people who populate his days his ailing mother in law, who often forgets that her husband has died his absent brother in law, who severed ties with his family years ago but to whom Hiroko still writes letters and the men and women in his ping pong club, who, many years his senior, traverse their autumn years in different ways And as the maple leaves begin to redden and the heat begins to soften, Iyer offers us a singular view of Japan, in the season that reminds us to take nothing for granted

15 thoughts on “Autumn Light: Japan's Season of Fire and Farewells

  1. N. E. M. Goulder N. E. M. Goulder says:

    This is the eighth of Iyer s books on my shelves, and in many ways I think it the best He has ranged from pure travel writer to novelist, but at his best he muses on the truths of life with wholly endearing sensitivity and charm Here we observe the autumn of life, brightened with unexpected energy at the ping pong table yet stretched with a range of

  2. William Jordan William Jordan says:

    I enjoyed this account of autumn in Japan and autumn as a way of seeing our lives, or much of our lives The author in his mid 50s is the autumn of life, but plays table tennis with Japanese people who are much older his wife has just lost her father and her brother is estranged from the family, while the author s own mother lives alone in the US and he re

  3. Christopher Sanderson Christopher Sanderson says:

    It is a beautiful book, thoroughly enjoyable, but the story does not end, are all the books the same or did I get a faulty copy

  4. Jabberwocky Jabberwocky says:

    While Pico s book is wonderful, I can find no method, after hours of research, to claim a refund for the missing gift bag I paid for on this item So I will state it here and urge the governments of Europe and the US to move against s monopoly power and failure to have any structure to address customer problems.

  5. anirban anirban says:

    Poignant Runs at its own languid pace It feels like you are seated by a Japanese koi pond watching the seasons change Pico s age now reflects in his observations and writings the maturity of a world weary traveler who wants to settle down and not move the traveler who has found home and is at peace The inevitability of changing seasons an euphemism or symbolic of the cy

  6. Wilson J Heriot Wilson J Heriot says:

    Enchanting meditation on time s passing reflected in the seasons and tradiational Japanese cultural practices Life is enriched by immersion in nature s cycles teaching us lessons to make to most of the one cycle we are given But the interwoven human story of his family life bridges the abstract with the intimate while the loving portrait of his Japanese wife, the love of his

  7. Nicholas Alvares Nicholas Alvares says:

    Pico thanks for enthralling me with your simplicity and magic God bless you May you write many many of your accounts Thanks and god bless.

  8. activities-crafts-games.co Customer activities-crafts-games.co Customer says:

    a good read if you like Iyer, or want to know a bit about Japan

  9. Longtime customer Longtime customer says:

    This book is a wonderful reflection on Japan , aging and family It is an amazing bit of writing and eventually fills one with a sense of optimism.

  10. Ian J Yates Ian J Yates says:

    A immensely moving look at death, that is worth the read, though some will find it lacks in any real understanding of Japan

  11. activities-crafts-games.co Customer activities-crafts-games.co Customer says:

    I tried to get into this book, but heI tired to get into this book, but the story did not hold my interest It attempts to discuss deep themes but the narrative seems fly

  12. Merrily Baird Merrily Baird says:

    Pico Iyer s Autumn Light Season of Fire and Farewells is both remarkable and unusual On the one hand, it is a sublime meditation on autumn, Japan s quintessential season of perceived loss, longing, and loneliness On the other, it is an unflinching autobiography of recent years as Iyer and his wife transition into late middle age at their home in Nara, Japan, and their parents into the debility of advance

  13. Ed, a Book Freak Ed, a Book Freak says:

    Many writers who yearned to roam the world in our youths were inspired by Pico Iyer s Video Nights in Kathmandu and The Lady and the Monk The renowned travel journalist Iyer was living our dream job, and we read his work with envy and admiration A generation later, we still can dream after reading Autumn Light Season of Fire and Farewells, a memoir and coda that bring his brilliant career full circle Autumn L

  14. Hugh Foster Hugh Foster says:

    it didn t really seem to be about much, but when i was done with it, i felt at peace with the world, in the world than i have felt un a good long life Iyer s work seems to be unceasingly genius.

  15. Zeljko Z. Zeljko Z. says:

    Highly recommended An outstanding book Spiritual, philosophical and artistic A marriage of beauty, harmony and humility..It can be read at many levels This is Pico at his best.Zeljko Zic

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