Men Without Women: Stories Setting

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The Bar Kino

The eponymous bar in “Kino” is a magical place. Kino’s spinster aunt inherited the property from an old boyfriend when she was younger. She lived in the flat upstairs, and opened a tearoom downstairs. When she got old enough to retire, she offered it to Kino, but Kino did not accept it until he found out about his wife’s affair and left his home and his job. He converts the tearoom into a bar. He decorates it in a minimalistic style that creates a calm, cool vibe that reflects the surface of his personality, which is seemingly unruffled by the destruction of his former life. The bar is at first visited by a friendly cat, but soon snakes start to appear. Kamita told him he had to leave the bar because something was missing, which turned out to be a heart. The bar is...

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