At a glance:
- Author: Kazuo Ishiguro
- First Published: 1982
- Type of Plot: Psychological
- Time of Work: The late twentieth century
- Setting: Tokyo, Japan
- Characters: A young Japanese man, His father, Kikuko
- Genres: Short fiction
- Subjects: Family or family life, Tradition, Suicide, Twentieth century, Asia or Asians, Death or dying, Bankruptcy or financial crisis, Business or business people, Success or failure, Generation gap, Japan or Japanese people, Tokyo, Eating customs
- Locales: Asia, Japan, Tokyo, Japan
“A Family Supper” is told alternately from the narrative perspective of a young man joining his father and sister for dinner at their father’s home and in the form of a dialogue among the members of the family. The young man has just returned to Tokyo from California, where he has been living for the past several years. His father, a World War II veteran and widower, has been forced to retire because the firm in which he was employed as an executive collapsed. The dinner is being held to reunite the family for the first time since the mother’s death, and the...
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