About this book
An eclectic and eccentric collection of short stories from the Japanese master of magic realism. Spanning five years of his writing, it includes a stories of a woman put to sleep by tiny flies crawling inside her ear; a nightwatchman whose reflection in a mysterious mirror tries to take control of him; and a couple whose relationship is unbalanced after dining exclusively on crab. Always favouring the surreal over the real, this is a dazzling and mind-bending read. 'An intimate pleasure' Ruth Scurr, "The Times"
Features animated crows, a criminal monkey, an ice man, as well as the dreams that shape us and the things we wish for. Whether during a chance reunion in Italy, a romantic exile in Greece, a holiday in Hawaii or in the grip of everyday life, this title features characters that confront loss, or sexuality, or the glow of a firefly.