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Waiting Years

Waiting Years
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SKU17315
Author
Fumiko Enchi
ISBN Number
9780099589457
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Published for the first time in the UK, one of Japan's greatest modern female writers In the late nineteenth century, Tomo, the faithful wife of a government official, is sent to Tokyo, where a heartbreaking task is awaiting her. From among hundreds of geishas and daughters offered up for sale by their families she must select a respectable young girl to become her husband's new lover. Externally calm, but torn apart inside, Tomo dutifully begins the search for an official mistress.

The Waiting Years was awarded Japan's most prestigious literary award, the Noma Prize.

Published:5 Nov 2019
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