The Pillow Boy of the Lady Onogoro

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This “exquisite, exuberant, X-rated” novel (Mirabella), set in feudal Japan, tells the story of a concubine who hires a stable boy to whisper erotic stories from behind a screen while she entertains her master, a samurai general.

Onogoro, poet and concubine of the general Motosuke, has a problem achieving orgasm. So she hides Oyu, the blind stable boy, behind a screen at the head of her bed. While Motosuke makes love to Onogoro, Oyu arouses her by whispering wildly ...

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Overview

This “exquisite, exuberant, X-rated” novel (Mirabella), set in feudal Japan, tells the story of a concubine who hires a stable boy to whisper erotic stories from behind a screen while she entertains her master, a samurai general.

Onogoro, poet and concubine of the general Motosuke, has a problem achieving orgasm. So she hides Oyu, the blind stable boy, behind a screen at the head of her bed. While Motosuke makes love to Onogoro, Oyu arouses her by whispering wildly erotic stories into her ear. A skillfully wrought and mischievous novel "in which the pleasures of sex and the glamour of times past are cleverly combined" (The Sunday Times, London).

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In this novel, apparently based on the classic Pillow Book of Sei Shonagon, and edited by a Scottish poet and novelist. Lady Onogoro is a poet and mistress of an imaginary general Motosuke in 11th-century Japan. To assist her performance in bed, Lady Onogoro, who has been having trouble achieving orgasm, hides the blind stable boy, Oyu, behind a screen at the head of her bed. He arouses her by whispering erotic stories in her ear while the general has sex with her. Complications arise and Lady Onogoro gains some insight on her own situation. Cleverly and humorously written, this novel portrays court life in Kyoto from a woman's point of view. The erotic stories are fanciful and entertaining. Recommended for public and academic libraries.-Ann Irvine, Montgomery Cty. P.L., Md.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780156004688
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 2/1/1997
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.58 (d)

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