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Breasts and eggs / Mieko Kawakami ; translated by Sam Bett, David Boyd.
Language: English, Japanese
Media class: eAudio
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9781004020065 (audio download) :
Translated from the Japanese.
Narrated by Emily Woo Zeller and Jeena Yi.
Additional information: 1 online resource (audio files (897 min.)) : digital, stereo
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On a hot summer's day in a poor suburb of Tokyo we meet 3 women: 30-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. 10 years later, we meet Natsu again. She is now a writer and finds 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.
Breasts and eggs