# of Pages
8 x 5"
From the bestselling author of Strange Weather in Tokyo comes this otherworldly collection of eight stories, each a masterpiece of transformation, infused with humor, sex, and the universal search for love and beauty—in a world where the laws of time and space, and even species boundaries, don’t apply.
Meet a shape-shifting con man, a goddess who uses sex to control her followers, an elderly man possessed by a fox spirit, a woman who falls in love with her 400-year-old ancestor, a kitchen god with three faces in a weasel-infested apartment block, moles who provide underground sanctuary for humans who have lost the will to live, a man nurtured through life by his seven extraordinary sisters, and a woman who is handed from husband to husband until she is finally able to return to the sea.
Praise for Hiromi Kawakami
“How can a person resist?”
“Beguiling and beautiful.”
“Quirky and delicate . . . timeless . . . I fell totally under the spell.”
“Kawakami knows she doesn’t need fireworks to keep the reader entertained, and is pushing her exploration of form and style.”
—The Japan Times
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