Breasts and Eggs explores the inner conflicts of an adolescent girl who refuses to communicate with her mother except through writing. Through the story of these women, Kawakami paints a portrait of womanhood in contemporary Japan, probing questions of gender and beauty norms and how time works on the female body.


Breast and Eggs is a thrilling English language debut from Japan's brightest young talent, Mieko Kawakami.

Breasts and Eggs, Mieko Kawakami

  • ISBN 9781509898206

    Pages: 288

    H: 20cm W: 13cm  D: 3.7cm