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Coming in paperback this spring: Breasts and Eggs and Fresh Water for Flowers

Award-winning, international bestsellers Breasts and Eggs by Mieko Kawakami and Fresh Water for Flowers by Valérie Perrin to be published in paperback this spring

One of Japan’s most important and best-selling writers, Mieko Kawakami mixes stylistic inventiveness, wry humor, and riveting emotional depth to tell a story of contemporary womanhood in Japan. Breasts and Eggs recounts the intimate journeys of three women on the path to finding peace and futures they can call their own. Its was named one of the 10 Best Books of 2020 by TIME Magazine, a Notable Book of 2020 by the New York Times, and a Best Book of the Year at The Atlantic, Literary Hub, the Los Angeles Times, Book Riot, and Electric Literature.

“Original and deeply moving…This book is a gift.”—Laura van den Berg

OUT IN PAPERBACK: MARCH 23.

Dubbed the ‘lockdown novel’ of Italy, where it was the number one bestselling title of 2020, this compelling and moving book tells the story of the caretaker of a cemetery in Bourgogne and the relationships she builds with visitors and colleagues. Fresh Water for Flowers, Perrin’s English language debut, has now sold over 1 million copies worldwide since publication in early 2020, has been translated into over 30 languages. It was a 2020 Indie Next and Indies Introduce Pick.

“Melancholic and yet ebullient...An appealing indulgence in nature, food and drink, and, above all, friendships.”—The Guardian

OUT IN PAPERBACK: MAY 4

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