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Goodbye Madame Butterfly

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Sumie Kawakami is a journalist whose work often focuses on the roles of women in Japan. Her July 2004 book "Tsuma no Koi: Tatoe Furin to Yobarete mo" ("Wives in Love: Even if it's Called Immoral") has sold around 5,000 copies so far. She is frequently interviewed by Japanese media on issues concerning women, marriage and infidelity. Yuko Enomoto is a translator specializing in news and literature. She translated Kawakami's work for "Kuhaku & Other Accounts from Japan" (0974199508)


"These are the stories of Japanese women struggling to find themselves in the 21st century; by reading them westerners will likely see themselves reflected through a prism of shared hopes and disappointments." -- Colleen Mondor, "Bookslut" "[Kawakami's essays are] brilliantly written, and a perfect example of how similar bad marriages are, regardless of their setting."

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