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Hardboiled & Hard Luck by Banana Yoshimoto, translated by Michael Emmerich [in AsianWeek]

Hardboiled & Hard LuckTwo novellas about women on the verge of change: in Hardboiled, a woman hiking in remote mountains realizes it’s the anniversary of her ex-lover’s death and overnights with a ghost, while in Hard Luck, a woman awaits the inevitable death of her comatose sister with her sister’s runaway fiancé’s brother as her fondest companion through the ordeal.

Review: “New and Notable Books,” AsianWeek, August 4, 2005

Readers: Adult

Published: 2005


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