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Diary of a void : a novel / Emi Yagi ; translated from the Japanese by David Boyd and Lucy North.

Yagi, Emi, 1988- (author.). Boyd, David (David G.), (translator.). North, Lucy, (translator.).

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  • ISBN: 9780143136873
  • ISBN: 0143136879
  • Physical Description: 213 pages ; 20 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Viking, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, 2022.

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"When thirty-four-year-old Ms. Shibata gets a new job in Tokyo to escape sexual harassment at her old one, she finds that, as the only woman at her new workplace-a company that manufactures cardboard tubes-she is expected to do all the menial tasks. One day she announces that she can't clear away her colleagues' dirty cups-because she's pregnant and the smell nauseates her. The only thing is . . . Ms. Shibata is not pregnant. Pregnant Ms. Shibata doesn't have to serve coffee to anyone. Pregnant Ms. Shibata isn't forced to work overtime. Pregnant Ms. Shibata rests, watches TV, takes long baths, and even joins an aerobics class for expectant mothers. But pregnant Ms. Shibata also has a nine-month ruse to keep up. Helped along by towel-stuffed shirts and a diary app on which she can log every stage of her "pregnancy," she feels prepared to play the game for the long haul. Before long, though, the hoax becomes all-absorbing, and the boundary between her lie and her life begins to dissolve. A surreal and wryly humorous cultural critique, Diary of a Void is bound to become a landmark in feminist world literature"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Pregnant women > Japan > Fiction.
Sexual harassment > Japan > Fiction.
Women > Japan > Fiction.
Truthfulness and falsehood > Fiction.
Authors, Japanese > Fiction.
Genre: Psychological fiction.
Humorous fiction.

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North Kansas City Public Library FICTION YAGI 2022 (Text) 0001002351136 Fiction New In transit -

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