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Title Where the wild ladies are / Aoko Matsuda ; translated from the Japanese by Polly Barton.
Author Matsuda, Aoko, 1979- author.
Publication New York, NY : Soft Skull Press, 2020.
Copyright date ©2020
Edition First Soft Skull edition.
Description xiii, 269 pages ; 21 cm
Contents Smartening up -- The peony lanterns -- My superpower -- Quite a catch -- The jealous type -- Where the wild ladies are -- Loved one -- A fox's life -- What she can do -- Enoki -- Silently burning -- A new recruit -- Team Sarashina -- A day off -- Having a blast -- The missing one -- On high.
Summary "In this witty and exuberant collection of linked stories, Aoko Matsuda takes the rich, millenia-old tradition of Japanese folktales-shapeshifting wives and foxes, magical trees and wells-and wholly reinvents them, presenting a world in which humans are consoled, guided, challenged, and transformed by the only sometimes visible forces that surround them. A busybody aunt who disapproves of hair removal; a pair of door-to-door saleswomen hawking portable lanterns; a cheerful lover who visits every night to take a luxurious bath; a silent house-caller who babysits and cleans while a single mother is out working. Where the Wild Ladies Are is populated by these and many other spirited women-who also happen to be ghosts. This is a realm in which jealousy, stubbornness, and other excessive "feminine" passions are not to be feared or suppressed, but rather cultivated; and, chances are, a man named Mr. Tei will notice your talents and recruit you, dead or alive (preferably dead), to join his mysterious company."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Japan -- Fiction.
Magic -- Fiction.
Matsuda, Aoko, 1979- -- Translations into English.
Magic. (OCoLC)fst01005468
Japan. (OCoLC)fst01204082
Genre Short stories. (OCoLC)fst01726740
Paranormal fiction. (OCoLC)fst01921727
Mythological fiction. (OCoLC)fst01941329
Linked stories. (OCoLC)fst02003319
Folk tales. (OCoLC)fst01921662
Fiction. (OCoLC)fst01423787
Fantasy fiction. (OCoLC)fst01726607
Translations. (OCoLC)fst01423791
Short stories.
Linked stories.
Folk tales.
Mythological fiction.
Paranormal fiction.
Fantasy fiction.
Addl. Author Barton, Polly (Translator), translator.
Addl. Title Obachantachi no iru tokoro. English
ISBN 9781593766900 paperback :
1593766904 paperback
7 holds on first copy returned of 6 copies

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 Central 1st Fl - Lit New Books  FIC MATSUDA    DUE 05-10-21  (SHORT STORIES)
 Central 1st Fl - Lit New Books  FIC MATSUDA    DUE 05-01-21  (SHORT STORIES)
 Gravesend Shrt Sto  FIC MATSUDA    DUE 05-25-21  (SHORT STORIES)
 Kings Hwy Shrt Sto  FIC MATSUDA    DUE 05-25-21  (SHORT STORIES)
 Midwood Shrt Sto  FIC MATSUDA    DUE 05-18-21  (SHORT STORIES)