Rough Living by Tokuda Shūsei

Rough Living by Tokuda Shūsei

A poignant — and surprisingly feminist — portrait of a middle class woman’s life in a society that is undergoing massive social change. There is a commentary on gender threading through this novel; expectations of women, their right to agency and control over their bodies, their income, and their freedom of movement are just as visible as the themes around capitalism, labor, and class.

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