Mild Vertigo

Mild Vertigo

Regular price £12.99

Mieko Kanai

Category: Fiction General

Publication date: 6/21/23

Publisher: Fitzcarraldo Editions

ISBN 13: 9780198810506

Total Pages: 176 pages

Weight: 236

Dimensions: 128 x 196 x 18

Housewife Natsumi leads a small, unremarkable life in aA�modern Tokyo apartment with her husband and two sons:A�she does the laundry, goes on trips to the supermarket,A�visits friends and gossips with neighbours. Tracing herA�conversations and interactions with her family and friendsA�as they blend seamlessly into her own infernally buzzingA�internal monologue,A�Mild VertigoA�explores the dizzyingA�reality of being unable to locate oneself in the endlessA�stream of minutiae that forms a lonely life confined to aA�middle-class home, where both everything and nothingA�happens. With shades of Clarice Lispector, Elena FerranteA�and Lucy Ellmann, this verbally acrobatic novel by theA�esteemed novelist, essayist and critic Mieko Kanai �_" whoseA�work enjoys a cult status in Japan �_" is a disconcerting andA�radically imaginative portrait of selfhood in late-stageA�capitalist society.