Mutsuki is strictly gay and has a boyfriend. Shoko is a clinical case of emotional instability and drinks too much. At first this mismatched pair provided support for each other, but all of a sudden they only seem to bring each other down. In Twinkle Twinkle a modern marriage unravels, and it takes uniquely modern thinking to piece it back together.
Kaori Ekuni, Japans follow-up to Banana Yoshimoto, delicately wraps her story of a young couples dependence and acceptance around you with her savvy wit -- and then gently unwraps it. Youll read Twinkle Twinkle in one sitting.