The laws of evening

Mary Yukari Waters is an American Japanese-Irish author who, in her collection of stories The Laws of Evening, writes about Japanese culture, usually women’s experiences adapting to their lives in this culture. Many of the stories reflect the changes in culture that occurred during and after World War II. An overarching theme is that of the invasion of American culture in Japanese society as a result of the American occupation and America’s formulation of Japanese government and political structure at the conclusion of World War II.


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