TWINKLE TWINKLE by Kaori Ekuni

TWINKLE TWINKLE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A featherweight romantic comedy, winner of Japan’s Lady Murasaki Award.

In this 1991 first novel, a marriage of convenience both unites and divides unhappy, hard-drinking translator Shoko and Mutsuki, a gay physician whose sardonic boyfriend Kon is very much a fixture on their scene. Mutsuki, a paragon of all the domestic virtues, cooks and cleans efficiently—and remains clueless as Shoko, obviously in love with him, fends off family requests for a baby, then considers artificial insemination, and settles for a compromise ménage. It’s pretty inoffensive—but if you’ve read Stephen Macauley’s popular The Object of My Affection, there’s no really compelling reason to read Twinkle Twinkle.

Pub Date: May 1st, 2003
ISBN: 1-932234-01-2
Page count: 208pp
Publisher: Vertical
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: April 15th, 2003