Weasels in the Attic

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New Directions Publishing Corporation
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5.2 X 8.01 X 0.23 inches | 0.23 pounds

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About the Author

Born in Hiroshima in 1983, Hiroko Oyamada won the Shincho Prize for New Writers for The Factory, which was drawn from her experiences working as a temp for an automaker's subsidiary. Her novel The Hole won Akutagawa Prize.
David Boyd is Assistant Professor of Japanese at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He has translated stories by Genichiro Takahashi, Masatsugu Ono and Toh EnJoe, among others. His translation of Hideo Furukawa's Slow Boat won the 2017/2018 Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission (JUSFC) Prize for the Translation of Japanese Literature. With Sam Bett, he is cotranslating the novels of Mieko Kawakami.


Praise for Hiroko Oyamada's previous novels:

Nothing feels fixed; everything in the book might be a hallucination.--Parul Seghal "The New York Times Book Review"
Surreal and mesmerizing.--Hilary Leichter "The New York Times"
Horrific and scary, while at the same time affirming and beautiful.-- "New Republic"
The acclaimed author of The Factory and The Hole returns with this new installment that might be her strongest, most memorable work yet. Just like the last two titles, Weasels in the Attic is a thin book totaling less than 100 pages...The book simmers with eerie tension and bursts with unforgettable monologues--Yurina Yoshikawa "NPR"
As in Oyamada's earlier novels, Weasels in the Attic lingers on the grotesqueries of everyday life with a subtle, deadpan humour.-- "Metropolis Japan"