Monday, July 8, 2013
The Waiting Years by Fumiko Enchi
From the moment that Tomo is introduced, searching for a concubine for her husband, this novel unfolds as a study in repressed emotions. Tomo, her husband Yukitomo, and the concubine Suga, all keep their true feelings in check as they bow to the force of a centuries-long code. This novel is a wonderful depiction of the subtle power of women in a male-dominated world.
Leatherby Libraries Call Number: PL 826 .N3 O613 2002, 2nd Floor Humanities
Review submitted by Lugene Rosen, Reference Librarian, Leatherby Libraries
Rating: Highly Recommended