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Breasts and Eggs

Breasts and Eggs (Paperback)

By Kawakami, Mieko
Translated by Bett, Sam
Translated by Boyd, David

A New York Times book to watch 'Breathtaking' Haruki Murakami 'Radical' Katie Kitamura 'Uncommon precision' Yoko Ogawa 'Bold, modern and surprising' An Yu On a hot summer's day in a poor suburb of Tokyo we meet three women: thirty-year-old Natsu, her older sister Makiko, and Maki...ko's teenage daughter Midoriko. Makiko, an ageing hostess despairing the loss of her looks, has travelled to Tokyo in search of breast enhancement surgery. She's accompanied by Midoriko, who has recently stopped speaking, finding herself unable to deal with her own changing body and her mother's self-obsession. Her silence dominates Natsu's rundown apartment, providing a catalyst for each woman to grapple with their own anxieties and their relationships with one another. Eight years later, we meet Natsu again. She is now a writer and find herself on a journey back to her native city, returning to memories of that summer and her family's past as she faces her own uncertain future. In Breasts and Eggs Mieko Kawakami paints a radical and intimate portrait of contemporary working class womanhood in Japan, recounting the heartbreaking journeys of three women in a society where the odds are stacked against them. This is an unforgettable full length English language debut from a major new international talent.
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ISBN 9781509898213
Released NZ 15 Oct 2020
Publisher Pan Macmillan
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781509898213
Stock Release date is 15 October 2020
Status Not currently available
Publisher Pan Macmillan
Imprint Picador
Released 15 Oct 2020
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Kawakami, Mieko
Translated by Bett, Sam
Translated by Boyd, David
Category General & Literary Fiction
Modern Fiction
Number of Pages 320
Dimensions Width: 130mm
Height: 197mm
Dewey Code 895.636
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age 18+ years
Reading Age 18+ years
Library of Congress Tokyo Japan - Fiction
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade