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Chika Chan's Insight - Kitchen

My dearest Eriko,

I’m so miserable. Why do things like these have to happen? I can’t believe in the gods. The thought of not being able to see you again is utterly devastating. 933 more words

Banana Yoshimoto

Banana Yoshimoto: Moshi Moshi (2016) - Moshi-moshi Shimokitazawa (2010)

A few years ago, I used to read every book by Banana Yoshimoto. With the exception of Goodbye Tsugumi, I liked or loved them all. 827 more words


Kitchen (1988) - Banana Yoshimoto

Ik las Kitchen (キッチン) van Banana Yoshimoto (吉本ばなな), zoals vertaald door E. Kaneshiro-Jager althans. Het bestaat uit twee verhalen: Kitchen (in twee delen) en Moonlight Shadow… 302 more words

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Kitchen by Banana Yoshimoto

I put off reviewing this one for a while because I am so torn on it. It’s a beautiful story about love and grief and the families we makes for ourselves… But it also falls dangerously in to a trope of killing off the only trans character to further the story of others. 237 more words

Book Review

Review: MOSHI MOSHI in The Toronto Star

Early in Moshi Moshi, the latest from prolific Japanese writer Banana Yoshimoto, Yoshie wistfully recalls a family trip to Paris with her recently deceased father. “We went to a shop that sold Middle Eastern sandwiches, and ate them right there in the shop . 33 more words


2017 New Year's Read-olutions and Goodreads 2017 Reading Challenge

This year I’ll be doing some New Year’s Read-olutions again. I’ve picked 10 books that I hope to read by the end of the year. 511 more words


Kitchen - Banana Yoshimoto

Banana Yoshimoto’s novels have made her a sensation in Japan and all over the world, and Kitchen, the dazzling English-language debut that is still her best-loved book, is an enchantingly original and deeply affecting book 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. 89 more words