Yoshimoto has a magical ability to animate the lives of her young characters, and here she spins the stories of three women, all bewitched into a spiritual sleep. One, mourning a lost lover, finds herself sleepwalking at night. Another, who has embarked on a relationship with a man whose wife is in a coma, finds herself suddenly unable to stay awake. A third finds her sleep haunted by another woman whom she was once pitted against in a love triangle. Sly and mystical as a ghost story, with a touch of Kafkaesque surrealism, Asleep is an enchanting new book from one of the best writers in contemporary international fiction.
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Banana Yoshimoto was born in 1964. She is the author of Kitchen, N.P., Lizard, Amrita, Asleep and Goodbye Tsugumi. Her writing has won numerous prizes around the world.
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Book Description Faber & Faber, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 192 pages. 7.80x5.04x0.59 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # zk0571205372
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Book Description Faber & Faber, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110571205372