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Jay Rubin: Penguin Book of Japanese Short Stories

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Elliott Bay Book Company Capitol Hill
Tues Dec 11, 2018, 7 pm


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Recommended by Rich Smith

In his introduction, Haruki Murakami describes this anthology as "an unconventional selection of works by an unusual assortment of writers." He's not lying. In addition to gems from greats like Jun'ichirō Tanizaki, Ryūnosuke Akutagawa, and Yukio Mishima, editor Jay Rubin has included some genuinely bizarre stories, such as Yūten Sawanishi's "Filling Up with Sugar," which is about a mother who turns into sugar, vagina first. Or Shin'ichi Hoshi's "Shoulder-Top Secretary," which is about a town where people speak to each other through robotic parrots perched atop their shoulders. Whether you're looking for classics of the genre or weird-ass new stuff, you're sure to find something you like here.

Elliott Bay Book Company

1521 10th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122
Hours: Daily 10 am-7 pm

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  • Daily 10 am-7 pm
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  • Tues Dec 11, 2018, 7 pm