Toddler Hunting: And Other Stories

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SKU: 9780811228275 Category: Tag: Product ID: 1039391

Description

Toddler-Hunting and Other Stories introduces a startlingly original voice. Winner of Japan’s top literary prizes for fiction (among them the Akutagawa, the Tanizaki, the Noma, and the Yomiuri), Taeko Kono writes with a strange beauty, pinpricked with sadomasochistic and disquieting scenes.

In the title story, the protagonist loathes young girls, but compulsively buys expensive clothes for little boys so that she can watch them dress and undress. The impersonal gaze Taeko Kono turns on this behavior transfixes the reader with a fatal question: What are we hunting for? And why?

Multiplying perspectives and refracting light from the strangely facing mirrors of fantasy and reality, pain and pleasure, these ten stories present Kono at her very best.

ISBN: 9780811228275
Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
Pub Date: 10/2018
Format: Paperback
Weight: 0.60lbs
Size: 7.90h x 5.30w x 0.70d

Additional information

Weight 0.60 lbs
Dimensions 7.90 × 5.30 × 0.70 in
format

Paperback