Lovely on the outside, bitingly truthful on the inside, and giving new meaning to "float like a butterfly, sting like a bee." Say hello to Goodbye Madame Butterfly.
Sumie Kawakami presents us with an intimately stunning look into the struggles and complexities of the sex lives of modern Japanese women. Her interviews and reporting take us into a world where fortune tellers serve as counselors, where a female executive who turns tricks by night is seen as a heroine and where the hot blood of newlyweds quickly grows cold.
"Smart and lively and thoughtful and moving, like a good Studs Terkel without encyclopedic pretensions." —Daniel Handler, aka Lemony Snicket, author of the best-selling A Series of Unfortunate Events.
"(Kawakami's essays are) brilliantly written and a perfect example of how similar bad marriages are, regardless of their setting." -Bookslut
Hardcover. Sewn-in bookmark. Washi paper overlays over four-color printing.
Out of Print . Limited availabity online. Copies also available at the Chin Music Press store