Monday, August 03, 2009

Losing Kei

I finally read "Losing Kei" by Suzanne Kamata. Wow!! What a great read. The description of family life in Japan was pretty spot on in my opinion, and I liked how the herione didn't do much complaining about life in Japan but was quite accommodating until she couldn't take it anymore. I think those of you who have lived in Japan for a while and/or have Japanese inlaws or almost-inlaws will probably read this and be both amazed that it is so realistic and scared because of the very real subject matter (lack of joint custody and what happens in Japan when parents divorce). If anyone is interested in reading this, please leave me your email address in the comments and I will be happy to send you this book!


Gina said...

I agree, I really loved "Losing Kei", as well, I thought she was really spot on with everything too.

When she wanted to take Kei to the soccer game and her MIL answered the door and said he wasn't there etc. I could feel her pain almost. (sorry if that sounds dumb or anything) But I really really enjoyed the entire book. And was happy how the book ended. An excellent excellent book. : )

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