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              Books by Mieko Kawakami

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              Breasts and Eggs

              Breasts and Eggs (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

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

              • RRP: $37.99
              • $30.39
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              A strange and beguiling novel about three women struggling to determine their own lives in contemporary Tokyo, from Japan's most exciting young writer, Mieko Kawakami

              ISBN 9781529054224
              Released NZ 12 May 2020
              Publisher Pan Macmillan
              Interest Age 18+ years
              Availability
              In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays
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              Ms Ice Sandwich
               

              Ms Ice Sandwich (Paperback)

              By Kawakami, Mieko; Translated by Kawai, Louise Heal; Designed by Walker, Jo

              • RRP: $22.99
              • $18.39
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              • Pub Date
                1 Sep 20

              A boy is obsessed with a woman who sells sandwiches. He goes to the supermarket almost every day, just so he can look at her face. She is beautiful to him, and he calls her Ms Ice Sandwich , and endlessly draws her portrait. But the boy's friend hears about this hesitant adoratio...n, and suddenly everything changes. His visits to Ms Ice Sandwich stop, and with them the last hopes of his childhood. A moving and surprisingly funny tale of growing up and learning how to lose, Ms Ice Sandwich is Mieko Kawakami at her very best.
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              ISBN 9781782276722
              Released NZ 1 Sep 2020
              Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
              Interest Age General Audience
              Language (English)
              Availability
              Available for pre-order, ships once released
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              Heaven
                

              Heaven (Hardback)

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

              • RRP: $50.99
              • $45.89
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              • Pub Date
                15 Mar 21

              Hailed as a bold foray into new literary territory, Kawakami's novel is told in the voice of a 14-year-old student subjected to relentless torment for having a lazy eye. Instead of resisting, the boy chooses to suffer in complete resignation. The only person who understands what ...he is going through is a female classmate who suffers similar treatment at the hands of her tormenters. These raw and realistic portrayals of bullying are counterbalanced by textured exposition of the philosophical and religious debates concerning violence to which the weak are subjected. Kawakami's simple yet profound new work stands as a dazzling testament to her literary talent. There can be little doubt that it has cemented her reputation as one of the most important young authors working to expand the boundaries of contemporary Japanese literature. One of Japan's brightest stars is set to explode across the global skies of literature. --Japan Times
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              ISBN 9781609456214
              Released NZ 15 Mar 2021
              Publisher Europa Editions
              Interest Age General Audience
              Availability
              Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 15 Mar 2021
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              Interview with Haruki Murakami
               

              Interview with Haruki Murakami (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Kawakami, Mieko

              • RRP: $116.99
              • $116.99
              • In Stock US

              Akutagawa Prize winner, Kawakami mieko uses the same duality of a writer and reader to ask Haruki Murakami quesitons about his work Being a professional writer and Killing Commendatore. With detailed observation and her passion in literature, she uncovers the never-before thought... process of Haruki Murakami.
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              ISBN 9789571376684
              Released NZ 15 Jan 2019
              Publisher Shi Bao Chu Ban/Tsai Fong Book
              Interest Age General Audience
              Language (Chinese)
              Availability
              Internationally sourced; ships 6-14 working days
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              Breasts and Eggs
               

              Breasts and Eggs (Hardback)

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

              • RRP: $57.50
              • $51.75
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              • In Stock US

              Kawakami, who exploded into the cultural space first as a musician, then as a poet and popular blogger, is perhaps best known as one of Japan's most important and best-selling literary voices. Challenging every preconception about storytelling and prose style, she is currently on...e of Japan's most widely read and critically acclaimed authors, heralded by Haruki Murakami as his favorite new writer. Breasts and Eggs focuses on the female body, telling the story of three women: the thirty-year-old unmarried narrator, her older sister Makiko, and Makiko's daughter Midoriko. In the book's first part, set over three stiflingly hot days in Tokyo, Makiko, who is unable to come to terms with her changed body after giving birth, becomes obsessed with the prospect of getting breast enhancement surgery. Meanwhile, her twelve-year-old daughter Midoriko is paralyzed by the fear of puberty and finds herself unable to voice the vague, yet overwhelming pressures associated with growing up. The narrator struggles with her own indeterminable identity of being neither a daughter nor a mother. In the book's second part, set on another hot summer day ten years later, the narrator, having reconciled herself with the idea of never marrying, nonetheless feels increasing anxiety about growing old alone and childless. In episodes that are as comical as they are revealing, she seeks direction from other women in her life--her mother, her grandmother, friends, as well as her sister--and only after dramatic and frequent changes of heart, decides in favor of artificial insemination. However, as the narrative confronts reproduction rights issues, both universal and specific, it becomes clear that a decision made is not always met. Breasts & Eggs looks at the ongoing repression of women in Japan and the possibility of liberation, poverty, domestic violence, and reproductive ethics. Mixing comedy and realism, Breasts & Eggs tells of an epic life-affirming journey about finding inner strength and peac
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              ISBN 9781609455873
              Released NZ 7 Apr 2020
              Publisher Europa Editions
              Interest Age General Audience
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