Skip to main content

Banana Yoshimoto

Biography

Banana Yoshimoto

Banana Yoshimoto was born in 1964. Her bestselling first book, Kitchen, has sold millions of copies worldwide. It was followed by N.P., a novel, and Lizard, her first collection of short stories. Her books have won numerous prizes in her native Japan and abroad. Kitchen, N.P., and Lizard are all available from Washington Square Press. She lives in Tokyo.

Banana Yoshimoto

Books by Banana Yoshimoto

by Banana Yoshimoto

After losing her beautiful younger sister, a celebrated actress, to suicide, Sakumi falls down a flight of stairs and loses her memory to a head injury. Struggling to remember whom she loves and what she lost, she embarks on a unique emotional journey, accompanied at times by her dead sister's lover, at others by her clairvoyant kid brother. This is the story of Sakumi's remarkable expedition through grief, dreams, and shadows to a place of transformation and the discovery of a soul.