The Shooting Gallery & Other Stories

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New Directions Publishing, 1997 - Fiction - 138 pages
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Eight stories by one of Japan's most important women authors concern the struggles of women in a repressive society. An unwed mother introduces her children to their father . . . A woman confronts the "other woman". . . A young single mother resents her children . . . These stories touch on universal themes of passion and jealousy, motherhood's joys and sorrows, and the tug-of-war between responsibility and entrapment.

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Review: The Shooting Gallery

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I enjoyed the last two stories much more than the earlier ones in this book by the daughter of author Osamu Dazai. It's interesting to remember that Tsushima's father committed suicide when reading ... Read full review

Review: The Shooting Gallery

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I thought the first story was really well written, but when after reading several more of them, the themes/main characters seemed a bit repetitive. Read full review


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About the author (1997)

First published while a student, Tsushima was immediately well received and continues to write novels and short stories prolifically. Her works are characterized by themes of childhood innocence (from memories of her relationship with her retarded brother) and of the emotional barrenness of family life. Tsushima is the daughter of Dazai Osamu.

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