(Including the novella, Moonlight Shadow)
by Banana Yoshimoto
Translated from the Japanese by Megan Backus
My Rating: 3/5
"Kitchen juxtaposes two tales about mothers, transsexuality, bereavement, kitchens, love and tragedy in contemporary Japan." (from the back cover)
I was still in the mood for something short and this caught my eye on the shelf. While the stories were easy and enjoyable to read, they also felt rather slight, seeming to focus more on surface emotions than any real depth of character. They suit my short attention span, but didn't really make a lasting impression.