Bedtime Eyes

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Macmillan, May 2, 2006 - Fiction - 218 pages
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Amy Yamada is one of the most prominent--and controversial--novelists in Japan today.  She bursted onto the scene in 1985 with her short novel "Bedtime Eyes," which for critics embodied the spirit of the 'shinjinru'--i.e. Generation X-- in much the same way that Less Than Zero, Bright Lights, Big City, and Douglas Coupland did in the U.S. Bedtime Eyes is the first English-language publication of three of Yamada's novellas/short novels: "Bedtime Eyes," "The Piano Player's Fingers" and "Jesse." While all are centered around the relationship between a Japanese woman and a black American man, each explores love, sex, and the vast gulf between from different and equally revealing viewpoints. Starkly imagined and sharply observed, Bedtime Eyes introduces to the English language some of Yamada's best known and most influential work.

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Three bleak, repetitious tales about young Japanese women entangled in sadistic sexual relationships with American men: previously untranslated 1980s work by prize-winning Japanese novelist Yamada ... Read full review

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Yamada (Trash ), winner of the Naoki Prize, Japan's equivalent of the Pulitzer, has become a prominent and controversial force in Japanese literature. Her powerful voice is introduced to a wider ... Read full review

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About the author (2006)

Amy Yamada is the author of over twenty works of fiction and nonfiction. She is the winner of the Naoki Prize, Japan's equivalent of the Pulitzer, and - for "Bedtime Eyes" - the prestigious Bungei Prize. She lives outside of Tokyo, Japan.

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