Fault Lines: Shortlisted for the 2021 Costa First Novel Award

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Fault Lines: Shortlisted for the 2021 Costa First Novel Award

Fault Lines: Shortlisted for the 2021 Costa First Novel Award

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So when she has a random encounter with an attractive man she is instantly captivated by the attention he showers her. Now she wonders if she made the right choices and what her life would be like if she had never married him. All used books might have various degrees of writing, highliting and wear and tear and possibly be an ex-library with the usual stickers and stamps. An utterly accomplished novel that navigates the inner yearnings of the heart in stylish, sparky and engrossing prose. While some readers might be drawn in by the novel’s potential for blush-worthy bedroom scenes, the few that exist happen off page.

A lyrical story about love and a fascinating look at the collision of old and new traditions in modern Tokyo. Many thanks to NetGalley and William Morrow and Custom House for an advanced copy of this title for review. Descriptions of Tokyo, Mizuki’s fabulous French comrades, and fashion week were additional positives for me and heightened an already wonderful reading experience. Then things begin to happen in California and Merritt meets and is attracted to the caretaker at a mountain place. Emily Itami was able to put together a rollercoaster of emotions and the reader just needs to enjoy the ride.It is a resident’s view, full of noisy details and the way the city fits into daily life – or rather how life fits around it. Mitzuki, the protagonist of Emily Itami’s brilliant debut novel Fault Lines, finds herself not only submerged in a world of expectation and comparison, but is also trying to face the cultural expectations that are placed on Mitzuki as a Japanese housewife. While I wasn’t reading these words on the page, I was listening with quite a bit of attention to how the words flowed and were used.

Is it normal to fluctuate so quickly between feeling tender toward your husband and fervently wishing him a violent death?Grove Press An imprint of Grove Atlantic, an American independent publisher, who publish in the UK through Atlantic Books. From the very beginning, she acknowledges that the conditions were ripe for something like “the Kyoshi situation” to happen. I’m not quite sure why I picked up this book - blurbs like “circumstances that will forever change the lives of all three women” are kryptonite to me.

I don't understand how the production company can't bother to find a Japanese descent actress/voice actor to read the part? They needed her and she was certainly not going to abandon them to an emotionally stifled life by choosing to run off with Kiyoshi to New York.At any rate, the narrator of this audiobook, Lydia Wilson, has a British accent, so I don't understand the accusations of discordance from some GR reviewers. Told from her POV, Mizuki has been married to salaryman, Tatsuya, for sixteen years and they and their two children, 10-year-old daughter Eri, and 4-year-old son Aki live in a very nice Tokyo apartment. It's everything a woman could want, yet sometimes she wonders whether it would be more fun to throw herself off the high-rise balcony than spend another evening not talking to her husband or hanging up laundry. Meanwhile, Mizuki cannot keep up with the expectations of Japanese mothers, the perfection expected is what she compares to a cult. With Fault Lines, Karl Pillemer courageously rappels into the deep social crevice created by these devastating rifts.

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