Publish date: January 1st 1993
Publisher: Grove Press
Pages no: 152
Edition language: English
, Book Club
, Asian Literature
, Short Stories
, Japanese Literature
Kitchen is two stories. The first is the novella Kitchen which is a delightful surprise and the second is a long short story called moonlight shadow.Banana Yoshimoto wrote Kitchen when she was only 24 and Moonlight Shadow was written prior to that. Moonlight shadow reads like talented juvenalia an...
How can such sort stories be filled with so much emotions? This was the first thought that came to mind when I finished reading Kitchen and indeed this book was an emotional rollercoaster. Both of the stories were deeply touching and heartfelt, although they were short and concise. Kitchen, the fi...
Kitchen was hyped quite a bit when I got my first bookstore job about 20 years ago. It remained one of those books I kept in the back of my mind to read, and this year's reading challenges gave me the incentive. Kitchen is actually two short novellas:Kitchen details the story of an orphaned young wo...
Wavering between three and fours stars - this is a lovely and genuinely affecting little novella.
Two short stories about young people coming to terms with the lost of loved ones. Some may find it a bit sentimental, but I do really like the simplistic & well crafted sentences and the tragic beauty when the narrators talk about sadness and lost loves.
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