Synopses & Reviews
The thirteen stories in this collection focus on ordinary characters from daily life- the working husband and the loyal wife who sadly and silently endures. Inevitably, they unravel to reveal human obsessions, flaws, and fears. And like the very best Japanese fiction, they are filled with sharp details and subtle, revealing changes of hue and texture.
Mukoda's wonderful stories vividly present the strengths and sorrows of modern Japanese women.--Gail Tsukiyama "Superbly rendered into English."--Publishers Weekly
About the Author
Mukoda was born in Tokyo in 1929. A scriptwriter known for her domestic dramas for radio and television, she died in a tragic plane crash in 1981. She was awarded the prestigious Naoki Prize for Popular Fiction in 1981. Tomone Matsumoto has taught in the United States and Australia and is coeditor of the Showa Anthology of Japanese Literature.