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Mieko Kawakami

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Heaven


From the bestselling author of Breasts and Eggs and international literary sensation Mieko Kawakami, comes a sharp and illuminating novel about a fourteen-year-old boy subjected to relentless bullying. In Heaven, a fourteen-year old boy is tormented for having a lazy eye. Instead of resisting, he chooses to suffer in silence. The only person who understands what he is going through is a female classmate, Kojima, who experiences similar treatment at the hands of her bullies. Providing each other with immeasurable consolation at a time in their lives when they need it most, the two young friends grow closer than ever. But what, ultimately, is the nature of a friendship when your shared bond is terror? Unflinching yet tender, sharply observed, intimate and multi-layered, this simple yet profound novel stands as yet another dazzling testament to Mieko Kawakami's uncontainable talent. There can be little doubt that it has cemented her reputation as one of the most important young authors at work today. 'An expertly told, deeply unsettling tale of adolescent violence' - Vogue Translated from the Japanese by David Boyd and Sam Bett.
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17,58 € 18,50 €

Letný príbeh


Jedného horúceho letného dňa sa na predmestí Tokia stretávame s tromi ženami – tridsaťročnou Nacuko a jej staršou sestrou Makiko, ktorá pricestovala do mesta s dospievajúcou dcérou Midoriko. Makiko ťažko znáša starnutie a premeny svojho tela a je rozhodnutá podstúpiť plastickú operáciu pŕs. Verí, že len tak sa jej podarí znovu získať šťastie a chýbajúci pocit príťažlivosti. Midoriko trpí matkinou posadnutosťou a v zraniteľnom čase dospievania prijíma každú zmenu svojho tela s rastúcim odporom, čo vyústi až do jej rozhodnutia prestať rozprávať a všetky pocity si zapisovať do denníka. Jej ticho celkom ovládne byt Nacuko, v ktorom všetky tri ženy zápasia s neistotami, úzkosťou a vzájomnými vzťahmi. S Nacuko sa stretávame aj o osem rokov neskôr. Stala sa spisovateľkou a vydáva sa na cestu späť do rodného mesta. Spomína na dávne horúce leto a premýšľa o minulosti svojej rodiny zoči-voči vlastným túžbam a neistej budúcnosti.

Román Letný príbeh, ktorý v angličtine vyšiel pod názvom Breasts and Eggs, ponúka radikálny intímny portrét ženy v súčasnej japonskej spoločnosti. Prináša nezabudnuteľnú emocionálnu výpoveď o hľadaní vnútornej sily a rovnováhy.
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15,09 € 18,90 €

Prsa a vajíčka


Co byste dělali, kdyby vám rodiče jednoho dne řekli, že nejste jejich syn, že jste byl počat ve zkumavce a donošen v cizí děloze? Srovnáte se s identitou člověka bez minulosti? A co když jste stále mladá, ale už zdaleka ne nejmladší žena – bez partnera, bez vidiny rodinného štěstí, o mateřství ani nemluvě? A jako na potvoru jste sice šťastně single, ale také bez chuti na sex a zmítaná nezvladatelnou touhou po dítěti…
Po celosvětovém úspěchu románu Prsa a vajíčka se k českým čtenářům dostává příběh, který vypráví nejen o etických dilematech a rozčarováních, rodinných poutech a rozkolech, ale také o (ne)porozumění vlastnímu tělu, jeho potřebám a smyslu. Haruki Murakami o knize řekl: Nikdy nezapomenu na pocit naprostého úžasu, když jsem dílo poprvé četl.
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26,74 € 28,15 €

Breasts and Eggs


On a hot summer's day in a poor suburb of Tokyo we meet three women: thirty-year-old Natsuko, her older sister Makiko, and Makiko's teenage daughter Midoriko. Makiko, an ageing hostess despairing the loss of her looks, has travelled to Tokyo in search of breast enhancement surgery. She's accompanied by Midoriko, who has recently stopped speaking, finding herself unable to deal with her own changing body and her mother's self-obsession. Her silence dominates Natsuko's rundown apartment, providing a catalyst for each woman to grapple with their own anxieties and their relationships with one another. Eight years later, we meet Natsuko again. She is now a writer and find herself on a journey back to her native city, returning to memories of that summer and her family's past as she faces her own uncertain future. In Breasts and Eggs Mieko Kawakami paints a radical and intimate portrait of contemporary working class womanhood in Japan, recounting the heartbreaking journeys of three women in a society where the odds are stacked against them. This is an unforgettable full length English language debut from a major new international talent. 'Bold, modern and surprising' - An Yu, author of Braised Pork 'Incredible and propulsive' - Naoise Dolan, author of Exciting Times
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11,35 € 11,95 €

Breasts and Eggs


'Promises to be one of the most talked-about novels of the year.' Financial Times 'Breathtaking' Haruki Murakami, author of The Wind-up Bird Chronicle 'Radical' Katie Kitamura, author of A Separation 'Uncommon precision' Yoko Ogawa, author of The Memory Police 'Bold, modern and surprising' An Yu, author of Braised Pork 'Incredible and propulsive' Naoise Dolan, author of Exciting Times On a hot summer's day in a poor suburb of Tokyo we meet three women: thirty-year-old Natsu, her older sister Makiko, and Makiko's teenage daughter Midoriko. Makiko, an ageing hostess despairing the loss of her looks, has travelled to Tokyo in search of breast enhancement surgery. She's accompanied by Midoriko, who has recently stopped speaking, finding herself unable to deal with her own changing body and her mother's self-obsession. Her silence dominates Natsu's rundown apartment, providing a catalyst for each woman to grapple with their own anxieties and their relationships with one another. Eight years later, we meet Natsu again. She is now a writer and find herself on a journey back to her native city, returning to memories of that summer and her family's past as she faces her own uncertain future. In Breasts and Eggs Mieko Kawakami paints a radical and intimate portrait of contemporary working class womanhood in Japan, recounting the heartbreaking journeys of three women in a society where the odds are stacked against them. This is an unforgettable full length English language debut from a major new international talent.
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17,58 € 18,50 €