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A lyrical tale about loss and grief and familial love. When college student Mikage Sakurai is orphaned by the death of her grandmother, she is rescued from loneliness and grief by Yuichi, a young flower shop delivery man, and discovers that families come in many shapes . . . and can be found in many places.
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Grouped Work ID 6d7b3475-4c8a-9552-452a-b6ad26ccc818
full_title kitchen
author yoshimoto banana
grouping_category book
lastUpdate 2018-02-20 04:19:32AM

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auth_author2 Backus, Megan., Yoshimoto, Banana, 1964-
author Yoshimoto, Banana, 1964-
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detailed_location_santafe La Farge, Main, Online Hoopla Collection, Southside
display_description With the publication of Kitchen, the dazzling English-language debut that is still her best-loved book, the literary world realized that Yoshimoto was a young writer of enduring talent whose work has quickly earned a place among the best of contemporary Japanese literature. Kitchen is an enchantingly original book that juxtaposes two tales about mothers, love, tragedy, and the power of the kitchen and home in the lives of a pair of free-spirited young women in contemporary Japan. Mikage, the heroine, is an orphan raised by her grandmother, who has passed away. Grieving, Mikage is taken in by her friend Yoichi and his mother (who is really his cross-dressing father) Eriko. As the three of them form an improvised family that soon weathers its own tragic losses, Yoshimoto spins a lovely, evocative tale with the kitchen and the comforts of home at its heart. In a whimsical style that recalls the early Marguerite Duras, "Kitchen" and its companion story, "Moonlight Shadow," are elegant tales whose seeming simplicity is the ruse of a very special writer whose voice echoes in the mind and the soul.
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primary_isbn 9780802115164
publishDate 1993, 2017
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subject_facet Domestic fiction, Electronic books, Japan -- Fiction, Kitchens -- Fiction, Short stories, Short stories, Japanese, Women -- Japan -- Fiction
title_display Kitchen
title_full Kitchen / Banana Yoshimoto ; translated from the Japanese by Megan Backus, Kitchen [electronic resource] Yoshimoto, Banana, 1964-
title_short Kitchen
topic_facet Electronic books, Kitchens, Short stories, Japanese, Women