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Picnic in the Storm

Picnic in the Storm

Author: Yukiko Motoya
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A housewife takes up bodybuilding and sees radical changes to her physique - which her workaholic husband fails to notice. A boy waits at a bus stop, mocking businessmen struggling to keep their umbrellas open in a typhoon - until an old man shows him that they hold the secret to flying. A woman working in a clothing boutique waits endlessly on a customer who won't come out of the fitting room - and who may or may not be human. A newlywed notices that her husband's features are beginning to slide around his face - to match her own. In these eleven stories, the individuals who lift the curtains of their orderly homes and workplaces are confronted with the bizarre, the grotesque, the fantastic, the alien - and, through it, find a way to liberation. Winner of the Kenzaburo Oe Prize, Picnic in the Storm is the English-language debut of one of Japan's most fearless young writers.
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General Fields

  • : 9781472154347
  • : Little, Brown Book Group Limited
  • : Corsair
  • : November 2018
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Yukiko Motoya
  • : hardback
  • : 1811
  • : 221