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Kitchen

Banana Yoshimoto

A beautiful new edition to celebrate the thirty year anniversary of the original English publication of Kitchen.

127 in stock

£8.99
Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571342723
Date Published
01.03.2018
Delivery
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Summary

Kitchen juxtaposes two tales about mothers, transsexuality, bereavement, kitchens, love and tragedy in contemporary Japan. It is a startlingly original first work by Japan’s brightest young literary star and is now a cult film.

When Kitchen was first published in Japan in 1987 it won two of Japan’s most prestigious literary prizes, climbed its way to the top of the bestseller lists, then remained there for over a year and sold millions of copies. Banana Yoshimoto was hailed as a young writer of great talent and great passion whose work has quickly earned a place among the best of modern literature, and has been described as ‘the voice of young Japan’ by the Independent on Sunday.

Critic Reviews

A perfect jewel of a novel, delicious and comforting and pure.

Lena Dunham
Critic Reviews

A quality of poignant dignified resilience makes this little work worthwhile.

Independent
Critic Reviews

Yoshimoto’s writing is lucid, earnest and disarming, as emotionally observant as Jane Smiley’s, as fluently readable as Anne Tyler’s . . . [Kitchen] is at once familiar and bizarre . . . [Yoshimoto] has a wonderful tactile ability to convey a mood or a sensation through her descriptions of light and sound and touch, as well as an effortless ability to penetrate her characters’ hearts.

New York Times
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Banana Yoshimoto was born in 1964. She is the author of Kitchen, N.P., Lizard, Amrita, Asleep and Goodbye Tsugumi. Her writing has won numerous prizes around the world.

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