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By: Yoshimoto, Banana

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0571205372 / 9780571205370
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United Kingdom
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Reprint. This translation originally published: New York: Grove; London: Faber, 2000. Contents: Night and night's travelers - Love songs - Asleep.

Yoshimoto has a magical ability to animate the lives of her young characters, and here she spins the stories of three women, all bewitched into a spiritual sleep.

One, mourning a lost lover, finds herself sleepwalking at night.

Another, who has embarked on a relationship with a man whose wife is in a coma, finds herself suddenly unable to stay awake.

A third finds her sleep haunted by another woman whom she was once pitted against in a love triangle.

Sly and mystical as a ghost story, with a touch of Kafkaesque surrealism, Asleep is an enchanting new book from one of the best writers in contemporary international fiction.


FA Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

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