Inside and Other Short Fiction: Japanese Women by Japanese Womenby Cathy Layne
Pub. Date: 05/19/2006
Publisher: Kodansha International
With provocative titles such as "PISS," "THE UNFERTILIZED EGG," and "MY SON'S LIPS," these eight short stories explore the issue of female
Fresh, bold, and vibrant, INSIDE AND OTHER SHORT FICTION paints a vivid portrait of the lives of contemporary Japanese women through the most original, thoughtful, and cutting-edge fiction from Japanese women writers today.
With provocative titles such as "PISS," "THE UNFERTILIZED EGG," and "MY SON'S LIPS," these eight short stories explore the issue of female identity in a rapidly changing society, where women have unprecedented sexual and economic freedom. From teens to fifties; married, single, divorced; the high school girl, the career woman, the sex worker, the housewife, the mother-this anthology deals frankly and explicitly with a broad range of women's experiences, and showcases the very best of recent writing by Japanese women.
With eight short stories from Amy Yamada, Chiya Fujino, Shungiku Uchida, Tamaki Daido, Rio Shimamoto, Yuzuki Muroi, Junko Hasegawa, and Nobuko Takagi, this anthology presents a range of styles and perspectives from long-established favorites, prize-winning novelists, and outspoken newcomers-many of whom are published here for the first time in English. The foreword is by award-winning Japanese-American novelist Ruth Ozeki, author of MY YEAR OF MEATS, and the jacket art is a section of ID400 by internationally renowned artist Tomoko Sawara, whose striking photo-booth images of herself in various guises question her own identity and the identity of all women.
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