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  • ISBN: 9781509898206
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'Promises to be one of the most talked-about novels of the year.' – Financial Times
'Breathtaking' – Haruki Murakami, author of The Wind-up Bird Chronicle

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.

'Radical' – Katie Kitamura, author of A Separation
'Uncommon precision' – Yoko Ogawa, author of The Memory Police
'Bold, modern and surprising' – An Yu, author of Braised Pork
'Incredible and propulsive' – Naoise Dolan, author of Exciting Times

I can never forget the sense of pure astonishment I felt when I first read Mieko Kawakami’s novella Breasts and Eggs . . . breathtaking . . . Mieko Kawakami is always ceaselessly growing and evolving. Perhaps someday she will return to the nearly perfect, natural primal world of Breasts and Eggs. -- Haruki Murakami, author of The Wind-Up Bird Chronicles

As if traced before our eyes, objects close at hand are rendered with uncommon precision. An incredible display of nonchalance backed by careful diction. -- Yoko Ogawa, author of The Memory Police

Kawakami's prose is bold, modern, and surprising. Breasts and Eggs is a moving story about womanhood and modern life told through the lens of a supremely confident writer. -- An Yu, author of Braised Pork

Breasts and Eggs will appeal to readers who delight in finding the female intellect prioritized on the page; if you like Sheila Heti, you'll love Mieko Kawakami., NPR

The tension between having children and creating art propel a dazzling intellectual thriller by a new Japanese literary star . . . Breasts and Eggs remains a stunning work of iridescence, changing with the light. For good reason this promises to be one of the most talked-about novels of the year., Financial Times

Breasts and Eggs is stunning - its rage, wry humour and nihilism rendered with real care. It's compelling too, and yet nearly every page gave me reason to pause, realising that some tiny stitch in the fabric of everyday life as a woman had been unceremoniously unpicked. -- Olivia Sudjic, author of Sympathy

Breasts and Eggs is incredible and propulsive: deadpan on modern femininity, tilting between intimate relationships and sweeping views of Tokyo and Osaka, and abundantly peopled with characters who have lots to say. One to get lost in. -- Naoise Dolan, author of Exciting Times

Already a literary sensation . . . 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, those in this novel being at once obsessive and inchoate, and in one way or another about transformation . . . she regularly drops phrases that made me giddy with pleasure. -- Katie Kitamura, New York Times

Breasts and Eggs unwraps with great care the puzzle of being alive today, inviting us to challenge how we think and deepen how we feel. Mieko Kawakami is a writer of rare candour and brilliance. -- Rónán Hession, author of Leonard and Hungry Paul

An original and deeply moving novel―that is by turns hilarious, sexy, devastating, and always unforgettable. Breasts and Eggs crackles with provocative insights into the passage of time, friendship, money, and the pleasures and pains of living in a body. I found myself pausing regularly to marvel at Mieko Kawakami’s gift for seeking out the caverns hidden deep within her characters and shining a light there. This book is a gift. -- Laura van den Berg, author of The Third Hotel
Autor KAWAKAMI, Mieko
An apariţie 2020
Editura Picador
Nr pagini 432
Dimensiuni 21.5 x 13.7 cm
Format Trade Paperback
Cuvinte cheie: mieko kawakami