Toddler Hunting and Other Stories
||Lucy North, Lucy Lower
|English Publication Date:
||Contents: Night journey, Full tide, Toddler-hunting, Snow, Theater, Crabs, Ants swarm, Final moments, Conjurer, Bone meat.
||v, 266 p. ; 21 cm.
||Toddler-Hunting & Other Stories introduces to American readers a startlingly original voice. Winner of most of Japan’s top literary prizes for fiction, Kono Taeko writes with a disquieting and strange beauty, always foregrounding what Choice called "the great power of serious, indeed shocking events." In the title story, the protagonist loathes young girls, but she compulsively buys expensive clothes for little boys so that she can watch them dress and undress. The impersonal gaze Kono Taeko turns on this behavior transfixes the reader with a fatal question: What are we hunting for? And why?
||Short stories, Japanese, Translations into English
Taeko Kono, Translations into English