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By Ryu Murakami

A formative years in collage, his older mistress and a melange of outdated associates. This novel is filled with quickly sketched scenes that drift from daily fact to the hallucinatory.

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Discovering that the largest belonged to a half-Japanese named Saburō, she took a cosmos flower from an empty vermouth bottle and stuck it in as a trophy. Hey, Ryū, his is twice the size of the one ya got. Saburō raised his head and let out an Indian yell, then Kei seized the cosmos flower between her teeth and pulled it out, jumped on the table, and shook her hips, like a Spanish dancer. Flashing blue strobe lights circled the ceiling. The music was a luxuriant samba by Luiz Bon Fa. Kei shook her body violently, hot after seeing the wetness on the flower.

Ryū Murakami—Almost Transparent Blue 38 The room was dimly gray. Some light stole in from the kitchen. Lilly was still asleep, her little hand, with the nail polish off, resting on my chest. Her cool breath brushed my armpit. The oval mirror hanging from the ceiling reflected our nakedness. The night before, after we’d done it, Lilly had shot up again, humming deep in her white throat. I just keep using more, no matter what, I’ve got to cut down pretty soon or I’ll be an addict, right? she’d said, checking the amount left.

Kei and Reiko had gone with the blacks to a club on the Base. The black woman—she was a dancer named Rudianna—had tried to get me to go to her place. The silver needles gradually became thicker, the puddles reflecting the tall lights in the hospital garden widened. The wind made ripples on the puddles and the bands of weak light moved complexly. A hard-shelled insect was knocked off the trunk of a poplar by the wind-blown rain; upside down in flowing water, it tried to swim. I wondered if that kind of beetle had a nest to go back to.

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