The Akutagawa Prize-winning stories from the author of Strange Weather in Tokyo
In these three haunting and lyrical stories, three young women experience unsettling loss and romance.
In a dreamlike adventure, one woman travels through an apparently unending night with a porcelain girlfriend, mist-monsters and villainous monkeys; a sister mourns her invisible brother whom only she can still see, while the rest of her family welcome his would-be wife into their home; and an accident with a snake leads a shop girl to discover the snake-families everyone else seems to be concealing.
Sensual, yearning, and filled with the tricks of memory and grief, Record of a Night Too Brief is an atmospheric trio of unforgettable tales.
Publisher: Pushkin Press
Number of pages: 160
Weight: 367 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm
Baffling, unsettling and haunting, these stories have a dreamlike atmosphere The Lady A truly fantastical story which requires thorough reading, yet rewards with rich imagery that will challenge anyone's powers of imagination The Japan Society At once funny and humane, the author's estranging fiction is bewitching. If Japan were in need of a Lewis Carroll, look no further South China Morning Post Slippery and unfamiliar places where logic is internal and surreal... gives the reader the strange sense of being led through a collection of dreams Asymptote