Breasts and Eggs
Kawakami's second novella, Breasts and Eggs dynamically explores the inner conflicts of an adolescent girl, who refuses to communicate with her mother except through writing.
This work won the Akutagawa Prize with enthusiastic support from committee members, including the acclaimed writer Yoko Ogawa.
It sold 250,000 copies and has been translated into Norwegian, Spanish, French, and several Asian languages.
Sophie Baker manages the translation rights for Breasts and Eggs