Facing the Bridge
New Directions Books, 2007 - Poetry - 186 pages
From Japan to Vietnam to Amsterdam to the Canary Islands, these three new tales by master storyteller Yoko Tawada float between cultures, identities, and the dreamwork of the imagination.
"When he watched Michael Jackson's videos, every cell in Tamao's body started to seethe: he even felt his appearance begin to change. His friends all said plastic surgery was in bad taste. But didn't everyone harbor a secret desire for a new face? His own was as plain as a burlap sack, so he put it out of his mind and studied hard to compensate for how dull he looked. He told himself that fretting over one's appearance was a job for women. But deep down, doesn't every man who lacks confidence in his looks yearn for that moment when the Beast turns into a handsome young man?"--from "Facing the Bridge"
Reading Yoko Tawada becomes an obsession, like watching the films of Catherine Deneuve. In "Facing the Bridge," Tawada's second story collection with New Directions, obsession becomes delight as the reader is absorbed into three tales where identities flicker and shift within borders as wide as the mind.
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Review: Facing the BridgeUser Review - Rosalie - Goodreads
The author is interested in transitions and borders themselves, and did not want the title to reflect crossing a bridge, but instead facing the bridge and staring it down and refusing to cross. In ... Read full review
Review: Facing the BridgeUser Review - Kit - Goodreads
A peculiar book - very good, not Great, yet I got the rare feeling I often get with Gene Wolfe's fiction that there's a vital enigma in the work that I can barely make out the outlines of. Read full review
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