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The Japanese House

The Japanese House is the third poetry book from Tamiko Dooley.


In her third poetry book, “The Japanese House”, Tamiko Dooley invites us in to her grandparents’ home in Tokyo, a private space where memories from childhood mingle with the experiences of growing up. Each door reveals something different, from the opening bars of a sonata, to the arc of a rainbow or to the sounds of a child playing, against the backdrop of a Japan that changes with her.

As we turn down the corridors into her deepest and most personal memories, we experience the longing and regret that come from remembering the past. This collection allows us to step into a richly evocative world, bursting with sensory moments and beautiful use of the Japanese language.

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