Yōko Tawada, the author known for Memoirs of a Polar Bear or Fruwająca Dusza (published in Polish), tells the story of three men who were connected by fate and love, but separated by distance and time. Manfred, Michael and Mamoru live on different sides of the globe – each character has their own plotline here, but they are separated by this unavoidable time difference. When the day begins in Berlin, it is evening in Tokyo. We get to know them better, their problems related to life in exile, but also the more serious, emotional ones. As one relationship begins to fade, another is just beginning… And they could look completely different if the protagonists met at a different time.
Keshiki series is a collection of mini books featuring short stories and novellas. Keshiki (景色) means landscape or place, space. In the case of this series, you can think of the word keshiki as a landscape of different, unusual experiences or a space to discover a new relationship with the world. The series presents the texts of some of the most interesting Japanese writers. Its counterpart presenting writers from South Korea is Yeoyu series.