Fault lines : a novel / Emily Itami.
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- ISBN: 9780063099807
- ISBN: 9780063099814
- ISBN: 9780063117846
- Physical Description: 216 pages ; 24 cm
- Edition: First U.S. edition.
- Publisher: New York, NY : Custom House, 
"Combining the incisive intimacy of Sally Rooney ... Read More
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A bored, frustrated Japanese housewife begins living two lives when she meets a successful restaurateur and rediscovers the freedom and the electric pulse of her beloved Tokyo and realizes that she has to make a choice. 100,000 first printing.
<p><strong>SHORTLISTED FOR THE COSTA FIRST NOVEL AWARD</strong></p><p><strong>"What is the cost of a mother’s desire?...Emily Itami explores this question with wit and poignancy." -- <em>New York Times Book Review</em></strong></p><p><strong>"The perfect marriage of Sally Rooney and early Murakami." -- Kathy Wang, author of <em>Impostor Syndrome</em></strong></p><p>Mizuki is a Japanese housewife. She has a hardworking husband, two adorable children, and a beautiful Tokyo apartment. It’s everything a woman could want, yet sometimes she wonders whether she would rather throw herself off the high-rise balcony than spend another evening not talking to her husband and hanging up laundry.</p><p>Then, one rainy night, she meets Kiyoshi, a successful restaurateur. In him, she rediscovers freedom, friendship, and the neon, electric pulse of the city she has always loved. But the further she falls into their relationship, the clearer it becomes that she is living two lives—and in the end, we can choose only one.</p><p>Funny, provocative, and startlingly honest, <em>Fault Lines</em> is for anyone who has ever looked in the mirror and asked, who am I and how did I get here? A bittersweet love story and a piercing portrait of female identity, it introduces Emily Itami as a debut novelist with astounding resonance and wit.</p>
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