Territory of Light

Territory of Light

Book - 2019
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"From one of the most significant contemporary Japanese writers, a haunting, dazzling novel of loss and rebirth"--
Publisher: New York :, Farrar, Straus and Giroux,, 2019.
Edition: First American edition.
ISBN: 9780374273217
0374273219
Branch Call Number: FIC TSUS
Characteristics: 183 pages ; 20 cm
Additional Contributors: Harcourt, Geraldine - Translator

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Jul 16, 2019

This is the story of a single mother and her child after her husband abandons her over a 12 month period. Installments were published monthly in Japan at the time over a one year period in 1978-79. She struggles and is isolated and lonely, although not a very likeable character.

NFreaderNWPL Jun 01, 2019

Reminiscent of Margaret Drabble's "The Millstone," this is a candid yet poetic portrayal of single motherhood in Japan. More generally, the novel immerses the reader in the experience of being a mother in an environment that becomes particularly uncharitable, in subtle and not-so-subtle ways, once one is separated.

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