I'm always reading something, usually multiple books at a time.
The entire narrative of this novel occurs between 11:56 PM of one night and 6:52 the next morning. The principal characters are Mari Esai, a nineteen-year-old college student majoring in Chinese, and Tetsuya Takahashi, a law student who plays trombone in a band. Readers also meet Mari's sister Eri (who is asleep, but there is more to that than meets the eye), the manager and employees of a "love ho[tel]," a violent customer of theirs, and the Chinese prostitute who is on the receiving end of his violence.
While I enjoyed the text as I was reading it, when I got to the end, I felt as though maybe we needed about 30% more story. It felt to me as it stopped without resolution, leaving multiple dangling threads. I wanted more.