Very slow going , but sort of liking it .
Just passable for a Murakami .
This book deals with realities and mirages ... Two sides of a coin , mirror images .. and everything double natured.
Plus it looks upon various hues of attraction - between friends , employer -employees , man -woman, woman-woman.
There are 3 lead characters -
Sumire, the mysterious 22 year old, the narrator , Sumire's friend and secret admirer , and Miu, the older lady whom Sumire is enamored of.