The lonesome bodybuilder: stories

Book Cover
Average Rating
Publisher:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Language:
English
Lexile measure:
870L
Description
"I wish I could live inside a Yukiko Motoya book. Her perception and wisdom make the everyday experience feel magical and weird and the strangest experience seem strangely familiar." Etgar Keret. 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 commuters struggling to keep their umbrellas open in a typhoon, until an old man shows him that they hold the secret to flying. A saleswoman 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 spouse'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 find a doorway to liberation. The English-language debut of one of Japan's most fearlessly inventive young writers.
Also in This Series
More Like This
More Copies In Prospector
Loading Prospector Copies...
More Details
ISBN:
9781593766788
9781982600808
9781593766832
Lexile measure:
870L
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID52a9a62a-c6ab-b148-cc28-20674c5de8d3
Grouping Titlelonesome bodybuilder
Grouping Authoryukiko motoya
Grouping Categorybook
Grouping LanguageEnglish (eng)
Last Grouping Update2022-12-08 03:40:40AM
Last Indexed2022-12-08 04:10:08AM

Solr Fields

accelerated_reader_point_value
0
accelerated_reader_reading_level
0
auth_author2
Yoneda, Asa
author
Motoya, Yukiko, 1979-
author2-role
Yoneda, Asa,translator
hoopla digital
author_display
Motoya, Yukiko
available_at_aurora
Central
detailed_location_aurora
Central
display_description
"I wish I could live inside a Yukiko Motoya book. Her perception and wisdom make the everyday experience feel magical and weird and the strangest experience seem strangely familiar." Etgar Keret. 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 commuters struggling to keep their umbrellas open in a typhoon, until an old man shows him that they hold the secret to flying. A saleswoman 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 spouse'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 find a doorway to liberation. The English-language debut of one of Japan's most fearlessly inventive young writers.
format_aurora
Book
eAudiobook
eBook
format_category_aurora
Audio Books
Books
eBook
id
52a9a62a-c6ab-b148-cc28-20674c5de8d3
isbn
9781593766788
9781593766832
9781982600808
itype_aurora
Book
last_indexed
2022-12-08T11:10:08.633Z
lexile_score
870
literary_form
Fiction
literary_form_full
Fiction
local_callnumber_aurora
Motoya, Y.
owning_library_aurora
Aurora Public Library
owning_location_aurora
Central
primary_isbn
9781593766788
publishDate
2018
2019
publisher
Blackstone Publishing
Catapult
Soft Skull
recordtype
grouped_work
subject_facet
Motoya, Yukiko, -- 1979- -- Translations into English
title_display
The lonesome bodybuilder : stories
title_full
The Lonesome Bodybuilder Stories
The lonesome bodybuilder : stories / Yukiko Motoya ; translated from the Japanese by Asa Yoneda
The lonesome bodybuilder : stories [electronic resource] Motoya, Yukiko, 1979-
title_short
The lonesome bodybuilder
title_sub
stories
topic_facet
Fiction
Literary Anthologies
Literature
Motoya, Yukiko

Solr Details Tables

item_details

Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent URLDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocation
ils:.b18552821.i24347140CentralMotoya, Y.1falsefalseAvailableJan 23, 2022cenfi
overdrive:76cee149-5de4-4133-8241-aaf9283b2300-1Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeBookeBook1falsetrueOverDriveAvailable Online
hoopla:MWT12238683Online Hoopla CollectionOnline HooplaeAudiobookAudio Books1falsetrueHooplahttps://www.hoopladigital.com/title/12238683?utm_source=MARCAvailable Online

record_details

Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical DescriptionAbridged
ils:.b18552821BookBooksFirst Soft Skull editionEnglishSoft Skull2018209 pages ; 21 cm.
overdrive:76cee149-5de4-4133-8241-aaf9283b2300eBookeBookEnglishCatapult2018
hoopla:MWT12238683eAudiobookAudio BooksUnabridgedEnglishBlackstone Publishing20191 online resource (1 audio file (5hr., 10 min.)) : digital.

scoping_details_aurora

Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:.b18552821.i24347140On ShelfAvailablefalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue0, 1, 3, 20, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 11
overdrive:76cee149-5de4-4133-8241-aaf9283b2300-1Available OnlineAvailable Onlinefalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse
hoopla:MWT12238683Available OnlineAvailable Onlinefalsetruefalsefalsefalsefalse