The Life of Daisy: An English Translation of Hinagiku no Jinsei.

Lee, Karen.


  • An English translation of the novel Hinagiku no Jinsei, written by Banana Yoshimoto. First published in 2000, The Life of Daisy concerns the story of a young woman named Daisy (Hinagiku) who cooks at an okonomiyaki and yakisoba shop. Narrated in the first-person voice, the novel explores themes of death and loss through Daisy’s relationships with her mother and childhood best friend, Dahlia.
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