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.
Click the Download button to download a copy of the MARC file.
Enter your FTP details below to send the MARC export file via FTP.
by Shannon Ravenel
by Ben Marcus
by Carolyn Haines
by Amy Parker
by Heather Birrell
by Don DeLillo
by Lee Smith
by Eliza Robertson
by Amanda Eyre Ward
"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"
Sign up for our email newsletter