“Earnest, deep, and unaffected. . . . These stories . . . are] quick and delicate, building, one after another, in a gentle crescendo of understanding and intensity.” —The New Yorker
About the Author: Banana Yoshimoto has won numerous prizes in her native Japan, and her first book, Kitchen, has sold millions of copies worldwide. Her books have been translated and published in more than twenty countries. She lives in Tokyo.