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Takiko Odaka had a son, Akira, out of wedlock - and over the objection of her parents. As the two of them face adversity together, she faces the question of independence, how to get real love, getting a job, and other things that become necessary as they go. Fortunately, only a few people actually despise them; just about everyone is willing to help. From Takiko's mother and brother Atsushi to Mr. Kawano (a young cafe operator and Takiko's on/off lover), as well as Mr. Misawa, a greenhouse operator who gives her her first real job, and his staff Mr. Kido, Mr. Kanbayashi and Mr. Sasaki, all will help her overcome the stigmas and obstacles that a single mother faces in a traditional society that often looks down on her ilk.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   depressed Time/era of story    -   1960's-1970's Ethnic/Regional/Religion    -   Japanese Other aspects:    -   story of the poor Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Pregnancy/Child rearing    -   Yes Major part of story:    -   general child raising Ethnic/regional/gender life    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   unemployed Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Japanese


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   7 () Asia/Pacific    -   Yes Asian country:    -   Japan City?    -   Yes City:    -   rude people Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   touching of anatomy    -   impregnation/reproduction Amount of dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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