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The lonesome bodybuilder: stories
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Contributors:
Yoneda, Asa, translator.
Published:
New York : Soft Skull, 2018.
Physical Desc:
209 pages ; 21 cm.
Lexile measure:
870L
Status:
Iliff Fiction
Motoya, Y.
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.

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Format:
Book
Edition:
First Soft Skull edition.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781593766788 (pbk. : alk. paper), 1593766785 (pbk. : alk. paper)
Lexile measure:
870

Notes

General Note
"Arashi no Pikunikku © 2012 by Yukiko Motoya and Irui kon'in tan © 2016 by Yukiko Motoya. First published in Japan in 2012, 2016 by Kodansha Ltd., Tokyo."
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.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Motoya, Y., & Yoneda, A. (2018). The lonesome bodybuilder: stories. First Soft Skull edition. New York, Soft Skull.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Motoya, Yukiko, 1979- and Asa, Yoneda. 2018. The Lonesome Bodybuilder: Stories. New York, Soft Skull.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Motoya, Yukiko, 1979- and Asa, Yoneda, The Lonesome Bodybuilder: Stories. New York, Soft Skull, 2018.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Motoya, Yukiko and Asa Yoneda. The Lonesome Bodybuilder: Stories. First Soft Skull edition. New York, Soft Skull, 2018.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2022. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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