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The Resource Inheritance from mother : a novel, Minae Mizumura ; translated from the Japanese by Juliet Winters Carpenter

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

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Inheritance from mother : a novel
Title
Inheritance from mother
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Minae Mizumura ; translated from the Japanese by Juliet Winters Carpenter
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Author
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Language
  • eng
  • jpn
  • eng
Summary
"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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Mizumura, Minae,
Dewey number
895.63/5
Index
no index present
LC call number
PL856.I948
LC item number
H3413 2017
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Carpenter, Juliet Winters,
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women college teachers
  • Middle-aged women
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Marriage
  • Self-realization
  • FICTION / Contemporary Women
  • FICTION / Literary
  • FICTION / Cultural Heritage
  • Japan
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Inheritance from mother : a novel, Minae Mizumura ; translated from the Japanese by Juliet Winters Carpenter
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Note
Previously published in Japanese as Haha no isan : shinbun shōsetsu. Tōkyō : Chūō Kōron Shinsha, 2012
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
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rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
956623638
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
446 pages
Isbn
9781590517826
Lccn
2016034277
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Label
Inheritance from mother : a novel, Minae Mizumura ; translated from the Japanese by Juliet Winters Carpenter
Publication
Copyright
Note
Previously published in Japanese as Haha no isan : shinbun shōsetsu. Tōkyō : Chūō Kōron Shinsha, 2012
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
956623638
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
446 pages
Isbn
9781590517826
Lccn
2016034277
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n

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