Melodie

A memoir of love and longing

Akira Mizubayashi
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Published

28 March 2016

ISBN

9780522869897

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Melbourne University Press

Melodie

A memoir of love and longing

Akira Mizubayashi
'Akira Mizubayashi is a man whose dog, Mélodie, taught him what it means to be human.' RAIMOND GAITA
Mélodie is the heartfelt memoir of a Japanese man's life with his golden retriever—or rather of his golden retriever's life with him. Fidelity, patience, attachment, love and family ties are illuminated through the demands and joys of living with a large dog in a small apartment in Tokyo.

Akira Mizubayashi's attachment to Mélodie profoundly transforms how he lives his life and makes him reimagine the nature of relationships between humans and animals.

In his homage to Mélodie, Mizubayashi offers a moving account of faithful love and compromise.
Mélodie is the heartfelt memoir of a Japanese man's life with his golden retriever—or rather of his golden retriever's life with him. Fidelity, patience, attachment, love and family ties are illuminated through the demands and joys of living with a large dog in a small apartment in Tokyo.

Akira Mizubayashi's attachment to Mélodie profoundly transforms how he lives his life and makes him reimagine the nature of relationships between humans and animals.

In his homage to Mélodie, Mizubayashi offers a moving account of faithful love and compromise.

About the author

Akira Mizubayashi

Akira Mizubayashi teaches French in Tokyo and has written three books in French. Une langue venue d'ailleurs was awarded the Prix littéraire de l'Asie, and Mélodie, chronique d'une passion won the Prix littéraire, 30 millions d'amis and the Prix littéraire de la Société centrale canine. His latest work is Petit éloge de l'errance.

About Akira Mizubayashi

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