Join us for our last book club for this year!
We will discuss “Breasts and Eggs (夏物語)” written by Mieko Kawakami,
one of the featured guest authors for Toronto International Festival of Authors 2020.
Thursday, November 5, 2020 [3:00 pm – 4:00 pm]
The JFT Library Book Club will be conducted through Zoom. Please call at 416-966-2935 or email the library at email@example.com to reserve your seat.
Prior to the meeting, an email will be sent to you with a website link and log-in password to enter the online Zoom meeting.
Please be aware that space may be limited.
If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact us via email.
Thank you for participating!
Mieko Kawamaki’s first novel to be published in English, “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 traveled 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. (book description from Amazon.ca)
JFT Library’s copy of the book is available for circulation. Please contact the library to place a hold for pickup.
Renewal not permitted until November 5, 2020.