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Inheritance from mother: a novel
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New York : Other Press, 2017.
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446 pages ; 24 cm
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"Mitsuki Katsura, a Japanese woman in her mid-fifties, is a French language instructor at a private university in Tokyo. Her husband, whom she met in Paris, where he ardently wooed her, is a professor at a different private university. He is having an affair with a much younger woman. In addition to her husband's infidelity, Mitsuki must deal with her ailing eighty-something mother, a demanding, self-absorbed woman who is nothing like the idealized image of the patient, self-sacrificing Japanese matriarch. Mitsuki finds herself guiltily dreaming of the day when her mother will finally pass on. Though doing everything she can to ensure her mother's happiness, she grows weary of the responsibility of being a doting daughter and worries she is sacrificing her chance to find fulfillment in her middle age. Inheritance from Mother not only offers insight into a complex and paradoxical culture, but is also a profound work about mothers and daughters, marriage, old age, and the resilient spirit of women. "--

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Previously published in Japanese as Haha no isan : shinbun shsetsu. Tky : Ch Kron Shinsha, 2012.
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"Mitsuki Katsura, a Japanese woman in her mid-fifties, is a French language instructor at a private university in Tokyo. Her husband, whom she met in Paris, where he ardently wooed her, is a professor at a different private university. He is having an affair with a much younger woman. In addition to her husband's infidelity, Mitsuki must deal with her ailing eighty-something mother, a demanding, self-absorbed woman who is nothing like the idealized image of the patient, self-sacrificing Japanese matriarch. Mitsuki finds herself guiltily dreaming of the day when her mother will finally pass on. Though doing everything she can to ensure her mother's happiness, she grows weary of the responsibility of being a doting daughter and worries she is sacrificing her chance to find fulfillment in her middle age. Inheritance from Mother not only offers insight into a complex and paradoxical culture, but is also a profound work about mothers and daughters, marriage, old age, and the resilient spirit of women. "--,Provided by publisher.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Mizumura, M., & Carpenter, J. W. (2017). Inheritance from mother: a novel. New York: Other Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Mizumura, Minae and Juliet Winters, Carpenter. 2017. Inheritance From Mother: A Novel. New York: Other Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Mizumura, Minae and Juliet Winters, Carpenter, Inheritance From Mother: A Novel. New York: Other Press, 2017.

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Mizumura, Minae,, and Juliet Winters Carpenter. Inheritance From Mother: A Novel. New York: Other Press, 2017. Print.

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