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The Eighth Day

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The Eighth Day by Mitsuyo Kakuta
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The year is 1985. Kiwako is an ordinary office worker, in love with a married man, until an unwanted abortion causes her to snap. She kidnaps her lover's six-month-old girl and runs away with her, eventually taking refuge in all-female commune controlled by a religious cult. Here she attempts to raise the girl. The year is 1985. Kiwako is an ordinary office worker, in love with a married man, until an unwanted abortion causes her to snap. She kidnaps her lover's six-month-old girl and runs away with her, eventually taking refuge in all-female commune controlled by a

Author Biography

Mitsuyo Kakuta was born in Yokohama, Japan, in 1967 and graduated from Waseda University, where she majored in creative writing. She has written more than forty books (novels, short story collections, and essay collections) and is considered one of Japan's most popular writers. She has won seven major literary awards, including the Chuo Koron Literary Prize for The Eighth Day, and the Naoki Prize for Woman on the Other Shore. Her short stories have appeared in Asia Literary Review and Japanese Literature Today.
Release date Australia
March 11th, 2010
Contributor
Translated by Margaret Mitsutani
Country of Publication
Japan
Imprint
Kodansha International Ltd
Pages
256
Dimensions
20x234x23
ISBN-13
9784770030887
Product ID
3959445

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