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Inheritance from mother : a novel

Author: Minae Mizumura; Juliet Winters Carpenter
Publisher: New York, NY : Other Press LLC, [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Domestic fiction
Psychological fiction
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Mizumura, Minae, author.
Inheritance from mother
New York : Other Press, 2017
(DLC) 2016046176
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Minae Mizumura; Juliet Winters Carpenter
ISBN: 9781590517826 1590517822
OCLC Number: 956623638
Notes: Previously published in Japanese as Haha no isan : shinbun shōsetsu. Tōkyō : Chūō Kōron Shinsha, 2012.
Description: 446 pages ; 24 cm
Other Titles: Haha no isan.
Responsibility: Minae Mizumura ; translated from the Japanese by Juliet Winters Carpenter.

Abstract:

"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."--
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