About the Book



September 2010
Hardcover · 224 Pages
$25.00 U.S. · $27.95 CAN
ISBN 9781582436272


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Twelve years have passed since Kei’s husband, Rei, disappeared and she was left alone with her three-year-old daughter. Her new relationship with a married man—the antithesis of Rei—has brought her life to a numbing stasis, and her relationships with her

About the Authors

Hiromi Kawakami is the recipient of the Pascal Short Story Prize for New Writers and the Akutagawa Prize. Her stories and essays are widely published in Japan, where she taught biology and is now a member of the Science Fiction Research Association.