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We, the Children of Cats (Paperback)
*Weird, wonderful and subversive stories that range from the supernatural to the military. This collection of provocative early works from Tomoyuki Hoshino draws on sources as diverse as Nabokov and traditional Japanese folklore.
About the Author
Tomoyuki Hoshino is the award-winning author of numerous books, including "Fantasista," "The Last""Gasp," "Lonely Hearts Killer," "The Mermaids Sing," "Open Your Eyes," and "OreOre," which won the 2011 Kenzaburo Oe Award for Literature.
“These wonderful stories make you laugh and cry, but mostly they astonish.” —Helen Mitsios, editor, New Japanese Voices
“I see [in Hoshino] an ability to truly think through fiction that recalls Kobo Abe. This superlative ability makes even the most fantastical details and developments read as perfectly natural.” —Kenzaburo Oe, Nobel Prize–winning author, Nip the Buds, Shoot the Kids and Teach Us to Outgrow Our Madness
“Wonderfully translated, selected, and presented, this collection of works will be required reading.” —Rebecca Copeland, author, Lost Leaves: Women Writers of Meiji Japan
“The loosely linked stories collected in We, the Children of Cats home in on everyday events of millennial Japan only to slowly pan out onto alternate realities—voyages, crimes of passion, cultural histories of treason, sudden quarrels, and equally sudden truces. These stories explore the longing to be somewhere, sometime, or even someone else so strongly that reality itself is, before you know it, transfigured.” —Anne McKnight, author, Nakagami, Japan: Buraku and the Writing of Ethnicity