Mieko Kawakami’s Breasts and Eggs is a thick book, 400+ pages. After a long time without reading such a big chunk, this journey took me months, walking with the heroine through a tedious time, when she delves into the real purpose of having a child.
The design of the book brings you back to the age of cassette, A & B, two sides, but upside down. I actually read Pinball, 1973 first, and Hear the Wind Sing. It’s the wrong order, but like life, we all sometimes wish to flip it.