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The Eighth Day free pdf 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. Fifteen years later, the child, Elena, is an adult struggling to return to her natural family, made up of a mother who doesn't come home, an alcoholic father, and siblings with whom she can't connect. Mitsuyo Kakuta's powerful second novel is a sympathetic portrait of two women brought together by tragedy, each struggling to control her destiny.

About Mitsuyo Kakuta

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.

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Author : Mitsuyo Kakuta
Publisher : Kodansha International Ltd
Data Published : 22 April 2010
ISBN : 4770030886
EAN : 9784770030887
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 256 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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