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Breasts and eggs / Mieko Kawakami ; translated from the Japanese by Sam Bett and David Boyd.

Breasts and eggs / Mieko Kawakami ; translated from the Japanese by Sam Bett and David Boyd.
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Shelf Location Collection Volume Ref. Branch Status Due Date Res.
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Adult Fiction Quick Browse   Double Bay . On Loan . 29 Jun 2021
F KAWA
Adult Fiction   Paddington . On Loan . 23 Jun 2021
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ISBN 9781529054224 (paperback)
Author Kawakami, Mieko, 1976- author.
Title Breasts and eggs / Mieko Kawakami ; translated from the Japanese by Sam Bett and David Boyd.
Publisher/Date London : Picador, 2020.
©2020
Pagination etc. 430 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents note Originally published in Japan as Natsumonogatari.
Summary Note Breasts and Eggs paints a portrait of contemporary womanhood in Japan and recounts the intimate journeys of three women as they confront oppressive mores and their own uncertainties on the road to finding peace and futures they can truly call their own. It tells the story of three women: the thirty-year-old Natsu, her older sister, Makiko, and Makiko's daughter, Midoriko. Makiko has traveled to Tokyo in search of an affordable breast enhancement procedure. She is accompanied by Midoriko, who has recently grown silent, finding herself unable to voice the vague yet overwhelming pressures associated with growing up. Her silence proves a catalyst for each woman to confront her fears and frustrations. On another hot summer's day ten years later, Natsu, on a journey back to her native city, struggles with her own indeterminate identity as she confronts anxieties about growing old alone and childless.
Language note Translated from the Japanese.
Subject Women -- Identity -- Fiction
Augmentation mammaplasty -- Fiction
Puberty -- Fiction
Aging -- Psychological aspects -- Fiction
Families -- Japan -- Fiction
Women -- Japan -- Fiction
Mothers and daughters -- Fiction
Teenage girls -- Japan -- Fiction
Sisters -- Fiction
Japan -- Fiction
Domestic fiction.
Psychological fiction.
Added Author Bett, Sam, 1986- translator.
Boyd, David (David G.) translator.
Shelf Location F KAWA
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