The Lonesome Bodybuilder

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Product Number: DD41189
Released: Nov 06, 2018
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ISBN: #9781982600747
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A housewife takes up bodybuilding and sees radical changes to her physique-which her workaholic husband fails to notice. A boy waits at a bus stop, mocking businessmen struggling to keep their umbrellas open in a typhoon-until an old man shows him that they hold the secret to flying. A woman working in a clothing boutique waits endlessly on a customer who won't come out of the fitting room-and who may or may not be human. A newlywed notices that her husband's features are beginning to slide around his face-to match her own. In these eleven stories, the individuals who lift the curtains of their orderly homes and workplaces are confronted with the bizarre, the grotesque, the fantastic, the alien-and, through it, find a way to liberation. The Lonesome Bodybuilder is the English-language debut of one of Japan's most fearlessly inventive young writers.

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Author(s): Yukiko Motoya
Genre: Short Stories

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The Lonesome Bodybuilder
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Product Number:DD41189
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Author(s): Yukiko Motoya
Genre: Short Stories
Product Number Z100142935
Released: Nov 06, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781982600785

Professional reviews

"Bizarre, peculiar, and humorous stories newly translated into English will captivate listeners. A diverse set of narrators skillfully delivers 11 stories about individuality, relationships, and liberation. Each narrator succeeds in portraying different characters in the collection: a housewife who takes up bodybuilding sees visible changes to her physique yet still goes unnoticed by her husband, a woman who notices that her husband looks more like her over time, a saleswoman in a boutique who waits for a mysterious customer who won't come out of the fitting room, among others. Flawlessly produced and narrated, this is an outstanding listen. A.C. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2018, Portland, Maine"

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