Miura's book owes some of its charm to the skill of her translator, the veteran Juliet Winters Carpenter…Mastery of words may not result in masterly communication, and a great dictionary, like a love story, is "the result of people puzzling over their choices"a classic tension that has made The Great Passage a prizewinner in Japan, as well as both a successful feature film and an animated television series.
An award-winning story of love, friendship, and the power of human connection.
Kohei Araki believes that a dictionary is a boat to carry us across the sea of words. But after thirty-seven years of creating dictionaries, it’s time for him to retire and find his replacement.
He discovers a kindred spirit in Mitsuya Majime—a young, disheveled square peg with a penchant for collecting antiquarian books and a background in linguistics—whom he swipes from his company’s sales department.
Along with an energetic, if reluctant, new recruit and an elder linguistics scholar, Majime is tasked with a career-defining accomplishment: completing The Great Passage, a comprehensive 2,900-page tome of the Japanese language. On his journey, Majime discovers friendship, romance, and an incredible dedication to his work, inspired by the words that connect us all.
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