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Picnic in the Storm

Author(s): Yukiko Motoya


A housewife takes up bodybuilding and sees radical changes to her physique - which her workaholic husband fails to notice. A boy waits at a bus stop, mocking businessmen struggling to keep their umbrellas open in a typhoon - until an old man shows him that they hold the secret to flying. A woman working in a clothing boutique waits endlessly on a customer who won't come out of the fitting room - and who may or may not be human. A newlywed notices that her husband's features are beginning to slide around his face - to match her own. In these eleven stories, the individuals who lift the curtains of their orderly homes and workplaces are confronted with the bizarre, the grotesque, the fantastic, the alien - and, through it, find a way to liberation. Winner of the Kenzaburo Oe Prize, Picnic in the Storm is the English-language debut of one of Japan's most fearless young writers.


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Eleven short stories from Yukiko Motoya who is also an actor and theatre director. Magical realism is prevalent in these tales, which depict various forms of womanhood. Will draw you in from the first story and you will be left wanting more.

Elisa, Book Grocer

General Fields

  • : 9781472154347
  • : Little, Brown Book Group Limited
  • : Corsair
  • : November 2018
  • : 2.4 Centimeters X 13 Centimeters X 20 Centimeters
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Yukiko Motoya
  • : hardback
  • : 1811
  • : near fine
  • : 221