This is a fiction built up on a lot of daily-life reality and real human feelings based on the author’s close study on the people of 21st century.
As my first language is Japanese I first found it a little difficult to keep up with the quick changes of the time and places in each chapter. But scattered facts and scenes, words and images, people and their characteristics, desires and resignation, all are accumulated or refined toward the climax. By reading the first 44 chapters out of 67 you can adjust yourself to the future, and you will find yourself living with each of the characters in the latter half of the story.
If you want a true satisfaction of reading, this one is it!
(reviewed 8 months after purchase)