"These are the stories of Japanese women struggling to find themselves in the 21st century; by reading them westerners will likely see themselves reflected through a prism of shared hopes and disappointments." Colleen Mondor, Bookslut
"[Kawakami’s essays are] brilliantly written, and a perfect example of how similar bad marriages are, regardless of their setting." Bookslut.com
About the Author
Sumie Kawakami is a journalist whose work often focuses on the roles of women in Japan. Her July 2004 book Tsuma no Koi: Tatoe Furin to Yobarete mo (Wives in Love: Even if it's Called Immoral) has sold around 5,000 copies so far. She is frequently interviewed by Japanese media on issues concerning women, marriage and infidelity.
Yuko Enomoto is a translator specializing in news and literature. She translated Kawakami's work for Kuhaku & Other Accounts from Japan (0974199508)