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The Resource 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

Label
Breasts and eggs
Title
Breasts and eggs
Statement of responsibility
Mieko Kawakami ; translated from the Japanese by Sam Bett and David Boyd
Title variation
Breasts & eggs
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • jpn
  • eng
Summary
"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 travelled 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" --
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Cataloging source
VHEI
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1976-
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Kawakami, Mieko
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Japanese
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1986-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Bett, Sam
  • Boyd, David
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women
  • Augmentation mammaplasty
  • Puberty
  • Ageing
  • Families
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Teenage girls
  • Sisters
  • Women
  • Japan
Target audience
adult
Label
Breasts and eggs, Mieko Kawakami ; translated from the Japanese by Sam Bett and David Boyd
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published in Japan as Natsumonogatari
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000067063353
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
430 pages
Isbn
9781529054224
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1152141820
Label
Breasts and eggs, Mieko Kawakami ; translated from the Japanese by Sam Bett and David Boyd
Publication
Note
Originally published in Japan as Natsumonogatari
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000067063353
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
430 pages
Isbn
9781529054224
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1152141820

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