I shall refer to her as Lizard here, but not because of the small lizard tattoo that I discovered on her inner thigh.
The woman has round, black eyes that gaze at you with utter detachment, like the eyes of a reptile. Every bend and curve of her small body is cool to the touch, so cool that I want to scoop her up in my two hands.
This may bring to mind the image of a man holding a bunny or a chick, but that's not what I mean. What I imagine is the strange, tickling sensation of sharp claws scampering around in my palms. And then, when I open up my hands to take a peek, a thin, red tongue lashes out. Reflected in those glassy eyes, I see my own lonely face, peering down, looking for something to love and cherish. That's what Lizard feels like to me....
"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.
Banana Yoshimoto was born in 1964. She has won numerous prizes in her native Japan, and her first book, Kitchen, has sold millions of copies worldwide. She lives in Tokyo. Kitchen and her highly praised novel, N.P., are both available from Washington Square Press.Language Notes:
Text: English (translation)
Original Language: Japanese
"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.
Book Description Washington Square Press, 1996. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0671532766
Book Description Washington Square Press, 1996. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110671532766