Fault Lines: Shortlisted for the 2021 Costa First Novel Award

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Fault Lines: Shortlisted for the 2021 Costa First Novel Award

Fault Lines: Shortlisted for the 2021 Costa First Novel Award

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It started off better than expected and in the first few chapters I so wanted to smack Pom I found it upsetting. What I can't shake off and has been bothering me the whole time is the audiobook is in a British accent!

From Kiyoshi and Mizuki’s adventures visiting restaurants in Tokyo to Mizuki and her kids participating in Japanese traditions, I really enjoyed learning a bit about Japanese culture, language, attitudes and lifestyle. The description of the scene when the cherry blossom comes out in Tokyo particularly stands out for this quality of writing. Still, what a visceral and poignant story this was, deftly capturing the essence of our human need for connection and meaning. Every day and in numerous ways we are bombarded with different information telling us how we should look after our children and families, all the things we should be doing and lots of things we shouldn’t.I wonder who she loved, and what she hid, and when it stopped hurting her to remember, even while she was pretending to have forgotten. The truth about my platonic Tokyo expeditions with Kiyoshi, obviously, is that I was out of my depth, and I knew it at the time, even though I refused to admit it to myself. To see her rediscover her spark after so long, unfurl into the fully-faceted person she used to be, and realize she's so much more than just a wife and a mother, is immensely satisfying.

So when she has a random encounter with an attractive man she is instantly captivated by the attention he showers her. Perfection from the cherry blossoms on the beautiful cover, to the Tokyo setting, and everything in between, I loved it beyond just the plot.She has two children that seem perfect, wearing the backpacks that are trendy with the schoolchildren nowadays, and a husband that, when they met, seemed so devoted to her. Through the wisdom of people who have “been there,” Fault Lines shows how healing is possible through clear steps that people can use right away in their own families. We use Google Analytics to see what pages are most visited, and where in the world visitors are visiting from. A novel about marriage, motherhood, love, self and the vibrant, surprising city that is modern Tokyo. Mizuki alternates between reminiscing about her past marital joys and thanking her lucky stars each time she has a quiet night with no forced romance between her and husband, waiting for the moment when the minutiae of parenthood becomes second nature.



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