Japanese edition of Goodbye Tugumi, a novel written by Banana Yoshimoto and published in 1989.
The plot follows Maria Shirakawa a woman who goes to Tokyo to study at the university. Maria leaves behind Yamamoto inn where her best friend Tsugumi lives. Tsugumi seems to be an unpleasant young girl with strangers, however only Maria knows the secrets she hides.
The novel does not contain furigana.