ISBN: 9781934287378, 1934287377
OCLC Number: 753305836
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
Author: Asa Nonami
Translator: Takami Nieda
Language: en
Publisher: Vertical
Publication Place: New York
English Publication Date: 2012
Notes: Japanese title: Karada. Contents: Navel, Blood, Whorl, Buttocks, Jaw.
Abstract: As indicated by the title, Bødy is a collection of horror stories, all thematically linked to people's perception of their bodies, and the consequences of vanity and low self-esteem. In the vein of the psychological suspense of the Twilight Zone, each story ends with a shock, leaving the reader unsettled with the old adage, "Be careful what you wish for," echoing in their bones. Appropriately, each of the five stories in Bødy gets its title from the body parts featured, buttocks, blood, face, hair and chin.