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Mieko Kawakami: All the Lovers in the Night review - the raw relatability of loneliness

All the Lovers in the Night is one of those novels that hangs together so delicately that it’s difficult to discern its overall design; upon finishing it, all you are left with are questions. At heart, though, it is a love letter to finding self-worth and a turbid telling of what it means when our inner loner is finally brave enough to step into the light.
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Japan's Mieko Kawakami wants to 'stir things up'

Mieko Kawakami has called out cliched depictions of women by one of her country's most feted writers, and seen her own bold style attacked by a top politician. - 'I'm on their side' - Kawakami has been praised by her literary peers, but she hasn't been afraid to ask questions about their depictions of women.
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