July 20, 2021

#BookReview: Fault Lines by Emily Itami






Synopsis: Combining the incisive intimacy of Sally Rooney with the sharp wit of Helen Fielding, a compulsively readable and astonishingly relatable debut novel about marriage, motherhood, love, self and the vibrant, surprising city that is modern Tokyo

Mizuki is a Japanese housewife. She has a hardworking husband, two adorable children, and a beautiful Tokyo apartment. It’s everything a woman could want, yet sometimes she wonders whether she would rather throw herself off the high-rise balcony than spend another evening not talking to her husband and hanging up laundry.

Then, one rainy night, she meets Kiyoshi, a successful restaurateur. In him, she rediscovers freedom, friendship, and the neon, electric pulse of the city she has always loved. But the further she falls into their relationship, the clearer it becomes that she is living two lives—and in the end, we can choose only one.

Funny, provocative, and startlingly honest, Fault Lines is for anyone who has ever looked in the mirror and asked, who am I and how did I get here? A bittersweet love story and a piercing portrait of female identity, it introduces Emily Itami as a debut novelist with astounding resonance and wit.



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Rating: 2 Stars
My Review: Although this one was interesting to start the whole thing kind of fell apart of for me because of the disappointing will they or wont they affair.  I don't condone affairs but in my stories I kind of want to see these people get together and to find empowerment in finding themselves sexy etc.  Especially if they aren't getting that from their spouse.  I will say that I wished a lot of these couples would talk with their significant others and not have an affair. But sometimes that doesn't even work. Overall, it was an interesting story but it just wasn't for me. 






<p><strong>Emily Itami</strong> grew up in Tokyo and returned there to live when her children were young. She now lives in London. She has been published widely as a freelance journalist and travel writer. This is her first novel.&#160;</p> --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.









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