Kitchen

Kitchen

Book - 1993
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Two stories, "Kitchen" and "Moonlight Shadow," told through the eyes of a pair of contemporary young Japanese women, deal with the themes of mothers, love, transsexuality, kitchens, and tragedy.
Publisher: New York : Washington Square Press, c1993
ISBN: 9780671880187
0671880187
Branch Call Number: F
Characteristics: 152 pages ;,19 cm

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Maybea Jun 22, 2012

My best friend handed me this book when I was having a rough time. It was like wrapping up in a warm blanket. A lovely, cozy, comforting book.

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phungk
Apr 26, 2012

This is my all time favorite book! I have yet to come across another book as beautifully written and heart felt. The whole thing was like poetry and I was immediately swept away.

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mikaelaz
Apr 02, 2012

Really good book!

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LazyNeko
Sep 10, 2011

Two wonderfully simple stories about devastating loss and loneliness; and how love, friendship, and fried foods can help with healing the hole left behind by death.

ksoles May 19, 2011

"The place I like best in the world is the kitchen." So begins Banana Yoshimoto's off-beat, quirky yet charming novella. Both "Kitchen" and its accompanying story, "Moonlight Shadow," feature protagonists coping with grief and searching for comfort in seemingly endless uncertainty. But neither story imparts hopelessness; rather, they both highlight the daily joys of food, laughter, friends and city streets.

I very much enjoyed the "Japanese style" of this book (brilliantly translated by Megan Backus) - its deceptive simplicity underscored with evocative imagery, whimsy and poignant philosophy.

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LazyNeko
Sep 10, 2011

I silently implored: May the memory of this moment, here, the glowing impression of the two of us facing each other in this warm, bright place, drinking lovely hot tea, help save him, even a little bit.

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