Taiyaku Chuck Hastings

ISBN: 9781401095765

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508 pages


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Taiyaku  by  Chuck Hastings

Taiyaku by Chuck Hastings
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Taiyaku is a 1990s tragicomic crosscultural love story, set in northern Californias Silicon Valley electronics industry. Its theme is how that stressful high-tech environment affects relationships between men and women. Its plot revolves aroundMoreTaiyaku is a 1990s tragicomic crosscultural love story, set in northern Californias Silicon Valley electronics industry.

Its theme is how that stressful high-tech environment affects relationships between men and women. Its plot revolves around the Japanese folk-wisdom notion of a persons critical year or taiyaku-doshi, a cultural construct which is somewhere in between a numerological superstition and the American idea of midlife crisis. Taiyaku is literally translated as big bad luck- doshi means year.

A mans critical year is believed to occur at age forty-two- a womans, at age thirty-three. Oregon small-town boy Ray Wenzinger and Japanese immigrant Kanako Matsumori Slemmons, coworkers at Cortexx Semiconductor, go through taiyaku-doshi together. Their birthdays are almost exactly nine years apart- Ray turns forty-two one week before Kanako turns thirty-three. At the outset, Ray is a manufacturing engineer, and Kanako is the Inside Sales Manager. Each is in a failing marriage to someone else. Rays religious-fanatic wife Gretchen throws him out- Kanakos abusive husband Clint moves back to his home state of Texas without her, to take a high-level job.

Divorce proceedings follow in both situations. Ray and Kanako fall in love, start a passionate affair, treat each other badly, quarrel bitterly, and break up. Then they each have their lives shattered, by personal and business events related to their stormy relationship. Ray keeps on pursuing Kanako at work.

She complains to Cortexx Human Resources that he is sexually harassing her. He is laid off in a 40% RIF during a sales downturn. She loses custody of her beloved daughter. Both have affairs with other people. Indespair over her troubled life, Kanako nearly commits seppuku. Then she is injured during an ill-conceived and dangerous security drill.

She sues Cortexx and its founder/CEO, Dr. Jerry Cornelius. Ray has several desperate m



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