Synopses & Reviews
Eight stories by one of Japan's most important women authors concern the struggles of women in a repressive society. An unwed mother introduces her children to their father . . . A woman confronts the "other woman". . . A young single mother resents her children . . . These stories touch on universal themes of passion and jealousy, motherhood's joys and sorrows, and the tug-of-war between responsibility and entrapment.
Table of Contents
A sensitive season -- South wind -- The silent traders -- The chrysanthemum beetle -- Missing -- The shooting gallery -- Clearing the thickets -- An embrace.