The heroine of Hausfrau has been compared both to Anna Karenina and Esther Greenwood. She’s a woman in a seemingly happy life, plagued by a nearly debilitating depression, which nothing — German classes, affairs, psychoanalysis — seems to ease.
Ozeki tackles depression from two angles — through the protagonist, Nao, who falls into a suicidal depression after moving back to Tokyo; and through Nao’s father, who falls into a deeper depression after losing his job.
Knapp’s Southern gothic memoir is “a tale of family clutter,” but it deals with physical clutter as well, describing a slightly dysfunctional relationship with her mother (a hoarder), her mother’s bipolar boyfriend, and an aunt who is in and out of jail.
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