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The Resource Life ceremony : stories, Sayaka Murata ; translated from the Japanese by Ginny Tapley Takemori

Life ceremony : stories, Sayaka Murata ; translated from the Japanese by Ginny Tapley Takemori

Label
Life ceremony : stories
Title
Life ceremony
Title remainder
stories
Statement of responsibility
Sayaka Murata ; translated from the Japanese by Ginny Tapley Takemori
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • jpn
  • eng
Summary
With Life Ceremony, the incomparable Sayaka Murata, whose Convenience Store Woman has now sold more than a million copies worldwide, returns with a brilliant and wonderfully unsettling collection, her most recent fiction to be published in Japan. In these twelve stories, Murata mixes an unusual cocktail of humour and horror and turns the norms and traditions of society on their head to better question them. In "A First-Rate Material," Nana and Naoki are happily engaged, but Naoki can't stand the conventional use of deceased people's bodies for clothing, accessories, and furniture, and a disagreement around this threatens to derail their perfect wedding day. "Lovers on the Breeze" is told from the perspective of a curtain in a child's bedroom that jealously watches the young girl Naoko as she has her first kiss with a boy from her class and does its best to stop her. "Eating the City" explores the strange norms around food and foraging, while "Hatchling" closes the collection with an extraordinary depiction of the fractured personality of someone who tries too hard to fit in. In these strange and wonderful stories of family and friendship, sex and intimacy, belonging and individuality, Murata asks what it means to be a human in a world that often seems very strange, and offers answers that surprise and linger
Member of
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1979-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Murata, Sayaka
Dewey number
895.636
Index
no index present
Language note
Tanslated from the Japanese
Literary form
short stories
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Takemori, Ginny Tapley
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Murata, Sayaka
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Attitude (Psychology)
  • Dogmatism
  • Stereotypes (Social psychology)
  • Rigidity (Psychology)
  • Common sense
  • Psychology, Pathological
Target audience
adult
Label
Life ceremony : stories, Sayaka Murata ; translated from the Japanese by Ginny Tapley Takemori
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Originally published as Seimeishiki. Original Japanese edition published by Kawade Shobo Shinsha, Ltd., Tokyo"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A first-rate material -- A magnificent spread -- A summer night's kiss -- Two's family -- The time of the large star -- Poochie -- Life ceremony -- Body magic -- Lower on the breeze -- Puzzle -- Eating the city -- Hatchling -- A clean marriage
Control code
000072298007
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
266 pages
Isbn
9781783787371
Lccn
jb2022028133
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1294283660
Label
Life ceremony : stories, Sayaka Murata ; translated from the Japanese by Ginny Tapley Takemori
Publication
Note
"Originally published as Seimeishiki. Original Japanese edition published by Kawade Shobo Shinsha, Ltd., Tokyo"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A first-rate material -- A magnificent spread -- A summer night's kiss -- Two's family -- The time of the large star -- Poochie -- Life ceremony -- Body magic -- Lower on the breeze -- Puzzle -- Eating the city -- Hatchling -- A clean marriage
Control code
000072298007
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
266 pages
Isbn
9781783787371
Lccn
jb2022028133
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1294283660

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