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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Grove Pr
Publication date April 30, 2006
Pages 152
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780802142443
ISBN-10 0802142443
Dimensions 0.50 by 5 by 7.25 in.
Weight 0.35 lbs.
Original list price $16.00
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description:
With the publication of Kitchen, the dazzling English-language debut that is still her best-loved book, the literary world realized that Yoshimoto was a young writer of enduring talent whose work has quickly earned a place among the best of contemporary Japanese literature. Kitchen is an enchantingly original book that juxtaposes two tales about mothers, love, tragedy, and the power of the kitchen and home in the lives of a pair of free-spirited young women in contemporary Japan. Mikage, the heroine, is an orphan raised by her grandmother, who has passed away. Grieving, Mikage is taken in by her friend Yoichi and his mother (who is really his cross-dressing father) Eriko. As the three of them form an improvised family that soon weathers its own tragic losses, Yoshimoto spins a lovely, evocative tale with the kitchen and the comforts of home at its heart.

In a whimsical style that recalls the early Marguerite Duras, "Kitchen" and its companion story, "Moonlight Shadow," are elegant tales whose seeming simplicity is the ruse of a very special writer whose voice echoes in the mind and the soul.


Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780802115164
 
With Megan Backus | from Grove Pr (January 1, 1993)
9780802115164 | details & prices | 5.00 × 5.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.60 lbs | List price $14.95
About: Relates the experiences of two free-spirited young women in contemporary Japan
Paperback
Book cover for 9780671880187 Book cover for 9780802142443 Book cover for 9788472233867 Book cover for 9788472238374 Book cover for 9789687723136
 
The price comparison is for this edition
With Megan Backus (other contributor) | from Grove Pr (April 30, 2006)
9780802142443 | details & prices | 152 pages | 5.00 × 7.25 × 0.50 in. | 0.35 lbs | List price $16.00
About: With the publication of Kitchen, the dazzling English-language debut that is still her best-loved book, the literary world realized that Yoshimoto was a young writer of enduring talent whose work has quickly earned a place among the best of contemporary Japanese literature.
from Tusquets (June 1, 2002)
9788472238374 | details & prices | 206 pages | 5.00 × 7.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.50 lbs | List price $8.95
About: , Cuando se le muere la abuela, la jovencísima Mikage queda absolutamente sola en una casa demasiado grande y se refugia en la cocina, pues sólo en ella se siente a salvo («El lugar donde mejor se duerme es en la nevera», confiesa).
from Tusquets (June 1, 2002)
9789687723136 | details & prices | List price $14.05
About: Cuando se le muere la abuela, la jovencisima Mikage queda absolutamente sola en una casa demasiado grande y se refugia en la cocina, pues solo en ella se siente a salvo («El lugar donde mejor se duerme es en la nevera», confiesa).
from Tusquets Editor (January 1, 2002)
9788472233867 | details & prices | 150 pages | List price $20.95
With Megan Backus (other contributor) | Reprint edition from Washington Square Pr (March 1, 1994)
9780671880187 | details & prices | 5.25 × 7.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.35 lbs | List price $13.00
About: 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
CD/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9781501277603
 
With Emily Woo Zeller (other contributor) | Mp3 una edition from Brilliance Audio (September 8, 2015)
9781501277603 | details & prices | 5.25 × 6.50 × 0.50 in. | 0.18 lbs | List price $14.99

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