I am reading the latest offering from the friends at Chin Music Press. Goodbye Madame Butterfly, as we’ve come to expect from CMP, is beautifully designed and carefully produced. Written by Sumie Kawakami the book portrays modern japanese women from all walks of life, candidly discussing their often disturbing or dysfunctional marriages and sexual relations. I’m half way through and it’s been a really interesting read so far. More selfishly I had been wanting to read this book for pseudo-research/inspiration for my haiku5-7-5 project which I’m starting to get back to after a long hiatus.