There’s Garden State in Japan too

by inafictionaluniverse

Guy quits his job, dumps his girlfriend, loses his grandmother and returns to the town he hasn’t been in since he left his youth behind. So far, nothing’s new. But when you encounter the sleeping woman, hollowed out by pollen-covered flies and surrounded by blind willows, you know you’re reading Murakami.

Blind willow, sleeping woman by Haruki Murakami