Book Club: 'Breasts and Eggs' (2020)
By Mieko Kawakami

10.30AM Thu 20 Jan 2022
QAGOMA | Ticketed

Discuss art, life, culture and creativity from the comfort of your own home at the QAGOMA Members Virtual Book Club or join us at one of the meetings at the Gallery. After a break in December, from January through to May the titles on the reading list will connect to, contextualise and complement ideas presented in the tenth iteration of the Gallery’s flagship exhibition series, ‘The Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art’.

Breasts and Eggs (2020), by Mieko Kawakami

Session 1: Wed 19 Jan, 3.00pm | Virtual
Session 2: Thu 20 Jan, 10.30am | On-site
Session 3: Sat 29 Jan, 3.00pm | On-site

Breasts and Eggs paints a radical and intimate portrait of contemporary working-class womanhood in Japan. Kawakami recounts the intimate journeys of three women — 30-year-old Natsu, her older sister, Makiko, and Makiko’s daughter, Midoriko — as they confront oppressive mores and their own uncertainties on the road to finding peace and futures they can truly call their own. Challenging every preconception about storytelling and prose style, mixing wry humour and riveting emotional depth, this is an unforgettable English-language debut from a major new international talent.

Virtual Book Club: Free for Members / $5 Members' Guests
On-site Book Club: $12 Members / $17 Members' Guests (includes refreshments)
Members receive 20% off current and past Book Club titles from the QAGOMA Store.
APT10 Reading List
-Breasts and Eggs (2020), by Mieko Kawakami
-China Room (2021), by Sunjeev Sahota
-Human Acts (2017), by Han Kang
-On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous (2019), by Ocean Vuong
-Fragile Monsters (2021), by Catherine Menon