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Intimate Disconnections: Divorce and the Romance of Independence in Contemporary Japan. By Allison Alexy. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2020. xii, 248 pp. ISBN: 9780226699653 (cloth, also available in paper and as e-book).

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  17 May 2021

Suma Ikeuchi*
University of California, Santa Barbara
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