Breasts and Eggs
This novel is a powerful exploration of womanhood, family, and identity in modern-day Japan. It follows the stories of three women - an unmarried narrator, her older sister obsessed with breast enhancement surgery, and her young daughter paralyzed with fear of puberty. As they navigate their own struggles, the novel tackles broader issues like the repression of women, poverty, domestic violence, and reproductive ethics. With a mix of comedy and realism, this epic journey invites readers to find inner strength and peace.
first published in 2019