Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:45pm
The Waiting Years is Fumiko Enchi's story of an ill-fated upper-class family during Japan's Meiji period. Tomo must find concubines, who pose as maids, for her husband. A tale of female oppression, it bears witness to Tomo and the girls who were sold into slavery by their families. Awarded Japan's highest literary award, the Noma Prize, the Waiting Years took Fumiko Enchi eight years to complete.
World Literature meets on the first and third Wednesdays of the month (excluding holidays). All MI members are welcome to drop in to these meetings.