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Inheritance from mother : a novel / Minae Mizumura ; translated from the Japanese by Juliet Winters Carpenter.

Mizumura, Minae, (author.).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Kenton County.

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Erlanger Branch MIZUM M (Text) 33126022228260 Adult Fiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781590517826
  • ISBN: 1590517822
  • Physical Description: 446 pages ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Other Press LLC, [2016]

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General Note:
Previously published in Japanese as Haha no isan : shinbun shōsetsu. Tōkyō : Chūō Kōron Shinsha, 2012.
Summary, etc.:
"Mitsuki Katsura, a Japanese woman in her mid-fifties, is a French language instructor at a private university in Tokyo. Her husband, whom she met in Paris, where he ardently wooed her, is a professor at a different private university. He is having an affair with a much younger woman. In addition to her husband's infidelity, Mitsuki must deal with her ailing eighty-something mother, a demanding, self-absorbed woman who is nothing like the idealized image of the patient, self-sacrificing Japanese matriarch. Mitsuki finds herself guiltily dreaming of the day when her mother will finally pass on. Though doing everything she can to ensure her mother's happiness, she grows weary of the responsibility of being a doting daughter and worries she is sacrificing her chance to find fulfillment in her middle age. Inheritance from Mother not only offers insight into a complex and paradoxical culture, but is also a profound work about mothers and daughters, marriage, old age, and the resilient spirit of women."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Women college teachers > Fiction.
Middle-aged women > Fiction.
Mothers and daughters > Fiction.
Marriage > Fiction.
Self-realization > Fiction.
Genre: Domestic fiction.
Psychological fiction.

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