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ISBN-10: 081121690X
ISBN-13: 9780811216906
Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publish Date: 05/17/2007
Dimensions: 6.94" L, 5.06" W, 0.50" H

Facing the Bridge

Translator: Margaret Mitsutani

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Price: $14.95

Overview

Amo, an African kidnapped to Europe as a boy, and Tamao, a Japanese exchange student in Germany, live in different countries but are being followed by the same shadow…Kazuko, a young professional tourist, is lured to Vietnam by a mysterious postcard…On the Canary Islands, a nameless translator battles a banana grove and a series of Saint Georges…

These three new tales by master storyteller Yoko Tawada cross cultures and histories with a sensuous playfulness as sweet as a box of candied hearts–even Michael Jackson makes an appearance. In Facing the Bridge, Tawada’s second collection of stories with New Directions, obsession becomes delight as the reader is whisked into a world where identities flicker and shift in a never-ending balance.

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...in the title of this volume [Tawada] chooses to face the bridge, to stare it down, perhaps, refusing to cross. Through her writing she seeks to create a new kind of bridge–not as a structure built of stone or concrete, but as a physical process, a continuing dance.–Margaret Mitsutani
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Details

ISBN-10: 081121690X
ISBN-13: 9780811216906
Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publish Date: 05/17/2007
Dimensions: 6.94" L, 5.06" W, 0.50" H
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