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The Waiting Years
by Fumiko Enchi

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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 is a member-led group. It's free to all members and all are welcome to attend. Many of the novels read and discussed are classic works translated into English. World Literature meets on the first and third Wednesdays of the month (excluding holidays).

World Literature Book Group Meetings

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Members Only; Free
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4th Floor Board Room
Questions?
Myles Cooper - 415-857-6721

Future Book Group Meetings

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