Diary of a Void: A hilarious, feminist read from the new star of Japanese fiction


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For the sake of women everywhere, Ms Shibata is going to pull off the mother of all deceptions…

‘Incredibly thought-provoking… you’ll love Yagi’s writing’ STYLIST

Ms Shibata refuses to clear away the coffee at work one day, because she’s pregnant and can’t bear the smell. The only thing is . . . Ms Shibata is not pregnant.

Being a mother-to-be isn’t easy. Ms Shibata has a nine-month ruse to keep up. Before long, it becomes all-absorbing, and with the help of towel-stuffed shirts and a diary app that tracks every stage of her ‘pregnancy’, the boundary between her lie and her life begins to dissolve.

Discover this prizewinning, thrillingly subversive new novel that’s perfect for fans of Convenience Store Woman and Breasts and Eggs.

‘A subversive, surreal read that will strike a cord’ RED

‘One of the most passionate cases I’ve ever read for female interiority, for women’s creative pulse and rich inner life’ NEW YORKER

Translated from the Japanese by David Boyd and Lucy North

ASIN ‏ : ‎ B09N6WS38P
Publisher ‏ : ‎ Vintage Digital (11 August 2022)
Language ‏ : ‎ English
File size ‏ : ‎ 3178 KB
Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
Print length ‏ : ‎ 218 pages

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