Breasts and Eggs: A Novel

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Mieko Kawakami., & Mieko Kawakami|AUTHOR. (2020). Breasts and Eggs: A Novel . Europa Editions.

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Mieko Kawakami and Mieko Kawakami|AUTHOR. 2020. Breasts and Eggs: A Novel. Europa Editions.

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Mieko Kawakami and Mieko Kawakami|AUTHOR. Breasts and Eggs: A Novel Europa Editions, 2020.

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    [synopsis] => A novel that "considers the agency . . . women exert over their bodies and charts the emotional underpinnings of physical changes . . . with humor and empathy" (The New Yorker).

On a sweltering summer day, Makiko travels from Osaka to Tokyo, where her sister Natsu lives. She is in the company of her daughter, Midoriko, who has lately grown silent, finding herself unable to voice the vague yet overwhelming pressures associated with adolescence. Over the course of their few days together in the capital, Midoriko's silence will prove a catalyst for each woman to confront her fears and family secrets.

On yet another summer's day eight years later, Natsu, during a journey back to her native city, confronts her anxieties about growing old alone and childless.

Bestselling author Mieko Kawakami mixes stylistic inventiveness and riveting emotional depth to tell a story of contemporary womanhood in Japan.

"Took my breath away." -Haruki Murakami, #1 New York Times–bestselling author The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle

"Kawakami lobbed a literary grenade into the fusty, male-dominated world of Japanese fiction with Breast and Eggs." -The Economist

"A sharply observed and heartbreaking portrait of what it means to be a woman." -TIME

"Raw, funny, mundane, heartbreaking." -The Atlantic

"A bracing, feminist exploration of daily life in Japan." -Entertainment Weekly

"Timely feminist themes; strange, surreal prose; and wonderful characters will transcend cultural barriers and enchant readers." -The New York Observer

"Bracing and evocative, tender yet unflinching." -Publishers Weekly

"Kawakami writes with unsettling precision about the body-its discomforts, its appetites, its smells and secretions. And she is especially good at capturing its longings." -The New York Times Book Review
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