Why this book?
Here is a book that grabbed me from the first paragraph. It’s a wonderful exploration of contemporary Japan and the struggles that women have as they grow and age. As a woman in my mid-thirties, I enjoyed the self-deprecating and honest imagery that was presented through the characters in this novel.
Breasts and Eggs
Why should I read it?
1 author picked Breasts and Eggs as one of their favorite books, and they share why you should read it.
What is this book about?
A BEST BOOK OF 2020
TIME Magazine・The Atlantic・Book Riot・Electric Literature・The New York Times (Notable Book of the Year)
The story of three women by a writer hailed by Haruki Murakami as Japan’s most important contemporary novelist, WINNER OF THE AKUTAGAWA PRIZE.
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. The story of these three women reunited in a working-class neighborhood of Tokyo is told through…
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