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True Mothers explores the malleable nature of family and complementary forms of mothering: one mother (Hikari) gives birth, another (Satoko) nurtures and a third — the head of the adoption agency, who sheltered Hikari at a difficult time — acts in a mother’s stead.
The stunning seascapes of the Hiroshima-area island where Hikari lives during the pregnancy help establish a contemplative mood. … Only a mountain couldn’t be moved by True Mothers.
Ben Kenigsberg, New York Times