In this week’s J-Book Club, we explore the work of Izumi Suzuki through her novel Terminal Boredom.
The fissures in a queer matriarchal utopia are exposed when a boy – a creature usually contained in ghettoized isolation – appears beneath young Yūko’s window; an extreme government initiative curbing overpopulation prompts a woman to re-evaluate her friendships; the last family in a desolate city learns to be human through the awkward appropriation of popular culture; passive-aggressive furniture provides unwelcome romantic advice; tense interplanetary politics distort Emma’s love life; Jane’s ex-girlfriend reappears, radically altered and insistent on a catch-up; Tokyo’s teenagers, disaffected and numb from excessive screentime, find distraction in violence.
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