Breasts and Eggs

by Mieko Kawakami

£9.99


Reserve a copy

×

Reserve a copy

Reserve a copy of Breasts and Eggs for collection at Hart's Books. If you provide your email address below, we will contact you when this item is ready for collection. For delivery by post add the address to the order notes and we will be in touch to arrange payment.

Fiction

Paperback

9781529074413

Published by Pan Macmillan

Published June 2021

Books > Fiction

‘Breathtaking’ – Haruki Murakami author of Norwegian Wood
New York Times ‘Notable Book of 2020’ and one of Elena Ferrante’s ‘Top 40 Books by Female Authors’

On a hot summer’s day in a poor suburb of Tokyo we meet three women: thirty-year-old Natsuko, 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 Natsuko’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 Natsuko 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 English language debut from a major new international talent.

‘Bold, modern and surprising’ – An Yu, author of Braised Pork
‘Incredible and propulsive’ – Naoise Dolan, author of Exciting Times

The Promise by Damon Galgut | 9781784744069

The Promise

Damon Galgut

£16.99

Great Circle by Maggie Shipstead | 9780857526809

Great Circle

Maggie Shipstead

£16.99

A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles | 9780099558781

A Gentleman in Moscow

Amor Towles

£8.99

The Man Who Died Twice by Richard Osman | 9780241425428

The Man Who Died Twice

Richard Osman

£18.99

Mythos by Stephen Fry | 9781405934138

Mythos

Stephen Fry

£9.99

Eight Detectives by Alex Pavesi | 9781405944977

Eight Detectives

Alex Pavesi

£8.99