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Sweet Bean Paste

Cindy Kay

Immerse yourself in the heartwarming tale of friendship and love in contemporary Japan with 'Sweet Bean Paste'. Sentaro, a man burdened by failures, finds solace in a confectionery shop selling dorayaki. His life takes an unexpected turn when he meets Tokue, an elderly woman with a talent for making delectable sweet bean paste. As their friendship deepens, they confront social pressures and Tokue's dark secret. Translated by Alison Watts, this moving novel explores the power of friendship and the weight of the past. 'Sweet Bean Paste' captures the essence of Japanese culture and leaves a lasting impression on readers.

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Audiobook: Sweet Bean Paste

A charming tale of friendship, love, and loneliness in contemporary Japan

Sentaro is a man who has faced failure in multiple aspects of his life. With a criminal record, excessive drinking habits, and a dwindling dream of becoming a writer, he finds solace in a small confectionery shop selling dorayaki, a type of pancake filled with sweet bean paste. The days pass by, marked only by the blossoming of cherry trees.

The Unexpected Turn

Everything takes a new direction when Tokue, an elderly woman with disfigured hands and a troubled past, enters Sentaro's life. She possesses a remarkable skill in making the most delectable sweet bean paste that Sentaro has ever tasted. Intrigued by her talent, Sentaro becomes eager to learn the art of sweet bean paste from Tokue.

The Power of an Unlikely Friendship

As Sentaro and Tokue spend more time together, their friendship deepens. They find solace and understanding in each other's company, sharing the burdens of their past and the hope for a brighter future. Tokue's dark secret, however, threatens to unravel everything that they have built, risking devastating consequences for both.

A Heartwarming and Poignant Tale

Sweet Bean Paste is a heartwarming novel that explores the weight of past mistakes and the transformative power of friendship. Durian Sukegawa's captivating prose brings contemporary Japan to life, immersing readers in the beauty and intricacies of Japanese culture. Translated into English by Alison Watts, this novel has become a beloved literary masterpiece that resonates with audiences around the globe.

Experience the Magic of Sweet Bean Paste

Immerse yourself in the world of Sweet Bean Paste with this captivating audiobook. Durian Sukegawa's enchanting storytelling comes to life through an exceptional narration by Alison Watts. Whether you're a fan of heartwarming tales, interested in Japanese culture, or simply seek an engaging and emotional story, Sweet Bean Paste is sure to leave a lasting impression on your heart and mind.

About the Author and Translator

Durian Sukegawa is the mastermind behind this delightful tale. Known for his ability to capture the intricacies of human emotions, he has crafted a story that resonates with readers of all backgrounds. Alison Watts, the translator, has skillfully brought Sukegawa's words to life in English, preserving the essence and beauty of the original text.

Publisher: Tantor Audio

Tantor Audio is proud to bring you Sweet Bean Paste as an audiobook experience. With their commitment to delivering high-quality audio recordings, Tantor Audio ensures that you can immerse yourself in the story and truly feel its impact.

Additional Info

Book Name: Sweet Bean Paste
Book Format: AudiobookFormat
Authors: Durian SukegawaAlison Watts - translator
Narrators: Cindy Kay
Genres: Literature & Fiction
Audiobook Length: 5H4M
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Language: English
Publish Date: 2022-06-07
Last Price: 14.95 USD

Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ)

What is 'Sweet Bean Paste' about?

'Sweet Bean Paste' is a charming tale of friendship, love, and loneliness in contemporary Japan. It follows the story of Sentaro, a man with a criminal record and shattered dreams, who spends his days selling dorayaki, a type of pancake filled with sweet bean paste. Everything changes when an elderly woman named Tokue enters his life and teaches him her craft of making the best sweet bean paste he's ever tasted.

What are some themes explored in 'Sweet Bean Paste'?

Some of the themes explored in 'Sweet Bean Paste' are the burden of the past, the power of redemption, and the importance of friendship. The novel delves into the complexities of social pressures and the consequences of revealing dark secrets.

Who is the author of 'Sweet Bean Paste'?

'Sweet Bean Paste' is written by Durian Sukegawa.

Who translated 'Sweet Bean Paste' into English?

'Sweet Bean Paste' was translated into English by Alison Watts.

What is the publication year of the English translation of 'Sweet Bean Paste'?

The English translation of 'Sweet Bean Paste' was published in 2017.

What is the genre of 'Sweet Bean Paste'?

'Sweet Bean Paste' falls under the genre of contemporary fiction.

What is the publisher of the 'Sweet Bean Paste' audiobook?

The 'Sweet Bean Paste' audiobook is published by Tantor Audio.

Are there any user reviews about the audiobook version of 'Sweet Bean Paste'?

Yes, there are user reviews available for the audiobook version of 'Sweet Bean Paste'. One reviewer mentioned that they could listen to it over and over again, appreciating the empathy woven into the multi-phase of life story and the beautiful narration with well-pronounced Japanese words.


11 reviews for this audiobook
  • Li
    Lisa 30-Sep-2023

    Sweet Bean Paste is a heartwarming and poignant story that will melt your heart. The characters are relatable and the writing is beautifully descriptive. Highly recommended!

  • Mi
    Mike 02-Oct-2023

    I couldn't stop listening to Sweet Bean Paste! The narrator did a fantastic job bringing the story to life. It's a story about love, friendship, and finding happiness in unexpected places.

  • Je
    Jessica 06-Oct-2023

    Sweet Bean Paste is a delightful audiobook that will make you reflect on the simple joys in life. The story is beautifully written and the narration is top-notch. Loved it!

  • Ry
    Ryan 21-Oct-2023

    This audiobook is a gem! The translation captures the essence of the original story perfectly. The characters are so real and their journey will touch your heart.

  • Em
    Emily 06-Nov-2023

    Sweet Bean Paste is a heartwarming tale that explores the power of forgiveness and acceptance. The narrator's voice is soothing and the story unfolds at the perfect pace.

  • Jo
    Joshua 06-Dec-2023

    I was completely absorbed in Sweet Bean Paste from start to finish. The author's storytelling is incredibly vivid, and the narrator's performance adds an extra layer of depth to the story.

  • Am
    Amanda 05-Jan-2024

    Sweet Bean Paste is a touching and thought-provoking audiobook. The themes of friendship and resilience are beautifully portrayed. I was hooked from the first chapter!

  • Sa
    Sarah 16-Feb-2024

    I can't recommend Sweet Bean Paste enough. The writing is exquisite and the narrator's voice is captivating. It's a story that will stay with you long after you've finished listening.

  • Ja
    Jason 12-Apr-2024

    Sweet Bean Paste is a must-listen for fans of contemporary fiction. The author's attention to detail and the narrator's delivery make for a truly immersive experience.

  • Me
    Melissa 27-May-2024

    I fell in love with the characters in Sweet Bean Paste. Their stories are so relatable and the audiobook does a fantastic job of bringing them to life. A beautiful and bittersweet tale.

  • Da
    David 06-Jun-2024

    Sweet Bean Paste is a tender and heartwarming story that explores themes of identity and belonging. The narration is impeccable and the writing is simply beautiful.

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