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Where the wild ladies are / Aoko Matsuda ; translated from the Japanese by Polly Barton.

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  • ISBN: 9781593766900
  • ISBN: 1593766904
  • ISBN: 9781593766917
  • ISBN: 1593766912
  • Physical Description: xiii, 269 pages ; 21 cm
  • Edition: First Soft Skull edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Soft Skull Press, 2020.

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
Smartening up -- The peony lanterns -- My superpower -- Quite a catch -- The jealous type -- Where the wild ladies are -- Loved one -- A fox's life -- What she can do -- Enoki -- Silently burning -- A new recruit -- Team Sarashina -- A day off -- Having a blast -- The missing one -- On high.
Summary, etc.:
"In this witty and exuberant collection of linked stories, Aoko Matsuda takes the rich, millenia-old tradition of Japanese folktales-shapeshifting wives and foxes, magical trees and wells-and wholly reinvents them, presenting a world in which humans are consoled, guided, challenged, and transformed by the only sometimes visible forces that surround them. A busybody aunt who disapproves of hair removal; a pair of door-to-door saleswomen hawking portable lanterns; a cheerful lover who visits every night to take a luxurious bath; a silent house-caller who babysits and cleans while a single mother is out working. Where the Wild Ladies Are is populated by these and many other spirited women-who also happen to be ghosts. This is a realm in which jealousy, stubbornness, and other excessive "feminine" passions are not to be feared or suppressed, but rather cultivated; and, chances are, a man named Mr. Tei will notice your talents and recruit you, dead or alive (preferably dead), to join his mysterious company."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Japan > Fiction.
Magic > Fiction.
Matsuda, Aoko, 1979- > Translations into English.
Genre: Short stories.
Fantasy fiction.
Ghost stories.
Short stories.
Linked stories.
Folk tales.
Mythological fiction.
Paranormal fiction.
Fantasy fiction.
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24510. ‡aWhere the wild ladies are / ‡cAoko Matsuda ; translated from the Japanese by Polly Barton.
250 . ‡aFirst Soft Skull edition.
264 1. ‡aNew York, NY : ‡bSoft Skull Press, ‡c2020.
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300 . ‡axiii, 269 pages ; ‡c21 cm
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50500. ‡tSmartening up -- ‡gThe ‡tpeony lanterns -- ‡tMy superpower -- ‡tQuite a catch -- ‡gThe ‡tjealous type -- ‡tWhere the wild ladies are -- ‡tLoved one -- ‡gA ‡tfox's life -- ‡tWhat she can do -- ‡tEnoki -- ‡tSilently burning -- ‡gA ‡tnew recruit -- ‡tTeam Sarashina -- ‡gA ‡tday off -- ‡tHaving a blast -- ‡gThe ‡tmissing one -- ‡tOn high.
520 . ‡a"In this witty and exuberant collection of linked stories, Aoko Matsuda takes the rich, millenia-old tradition of Japanese folktales-shapeshifting wives and foxes, magical trees and wells-and wholly reinvents them, presenting a world in which humans are consoled, guided, challenged, and transformed by the only sometimes visible forces that surround them. A busybody aunt who disapproves of hair removal; a pair of door-to-door saleswomen hawking portable lanterns; a cheerful lover who visits every night to take a luxurious bath; a silent house-caller who babysits and cleans while a single mother is out working. Where the Wild Ladies Are is populated by these and many other spirited women-who also happen to be ghosts. This is a realm in which jealousy, stubbornness, and other excessive "feminine" passions are not to be feared or suppressed, but rather cultivated; and, chances are, a man named Mr. Tei will notice your talents and recruit you, dead or alive (preferably dead), to join his mysterious company."-- ‡cProvided by publisher.
651 0. ‡aJapan ‡vFiction.
650 0. ‡aMagic ‡vFiction.
60010. ‡aMatsuda, Aoko, ‡d1979- ‡vTranslations into English.
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655 7. ‡aShort stories. ‡2fast ‡0(OCoLC)fst01726740
655 7. ‡aParanormal fiction. ‡2fast ‡0(OCoLC)fst01921727
655 7. ‡aMythological fiction. ‡2fast ‡0(OCoLC)fst01941329
655 7. ‡aLinked stories. ‡2fast ‡0(OCoLC)fst02003319
655 7. ‡aFolk tales. ‡2fast ‡0(OCoLC)fst01921662
655 7. ‡aFiction. ‡2fast ‡0(OCoLC)fst01423787
655 7. ‡aFantasy fiction. ‡2fast ‡0(OCoLC)fst01726607
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655 7. ‡aFantasy fiction. ‡2gsafd
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655 7. ‡aParanormal fiction. ‡2lcgft
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7001 . ‡aBarton, Polly ‡c(Translator), ‡etranslator.
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