||Japanese title: Tokage. Short stories, including: Newlywed, Lizard, Helix, Dreaming of Kimchee, Blood and water, A strange tale from down by the river.
||Six short stories by a Japanese woman writer known for her unusual themes. In Blood and Water, a woman abandons the religious commune where she was raised, goes to the big city and finds another idol of worship, a charismatic lover. The story looks at the connection between spiritual and romantic fervor. By the author of Kitchen.
||Banana Yoshimoto, Translations into English