Breasts and Eggs

Breasts and Eggs

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DESCRIPTION :
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 Makiko'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.

PRODUCT DETAILS :
ISBN : 9781509898206
BY (AUTHOR) Kawakami, Mieko
PUBLISHER : Pan Macmillan PUBLICATION DATE : May 27, 2020
COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : United Kingdom IMPRINT : Picador
LANGUAGE : English AGE : From 18 years
PRODUCT FORM : Paperback / softback
DIMENSION : 215 mm x 137 mm
WEIGHT : 440 g

PRODUCT CATEGORY :
Fiction & Related items
DESCRIPTION :
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 Makiko'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.

PRODUCT DETAILS :
ISBN : 9781509898206
BY (AUTHOR) Kawakami, Mieko
PUBLISHER : Pan Macmillan PUBLICATION DATE : May 27, 2020
COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : United Kingdom IMPRINT : Picador
LANGUAGE : English AGE : From 18 years
PRODUCT FORM : Paperback / softback
DIMENSION : 215 mm x 137 mm
WEIGHT : 440 g

PRODUCT CATEGORY :
Fiction & Related items