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The lonesome bodybuilder

Yukiko Motoya

The lonesome bodybuilder

stories

by Yukiko Motoya

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Written in English

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    StatementYukiko Motoya ; translated from the Japanese by Asa Yoneda
    ContributionsYoneda, Asa, translator
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPL873.O86 A2 2018
    The Physical Object
    Paginationx, 209 pages ; 21 cm
    Number of Pages209
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL26976794M
    ISBN 101593766785
    ISBN 109781593766788
    LC Control Number2018032603
    OCLC/WorldCa1024242601

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    Get this from a library! The lonesome bodybuilder: stories. [Yukiko Motoya; Asa Yoneda] -- Motoya's collection of stories features individuals who lift the curtains of their orderly homes and workplaces, .   “The Lonesome Bodybuilder” by Yukiko Motoya, Translated by Asa Yoneda “I didn’t know you watched this kind of thing. I never would have guessed,” I said, putting down the bags of .

      The Lonesome Bodybuilder Stories (Book): Motoya, Yukiko: Motoya's collection of stories features individuals who lift the curtains of their orderly homes and workplaces, only to be confronted by the bizarre, the grotesque, the fantastic-- yet somehow find a doorway to liberation. -- adapted from back cover"A housewife takes up bodybuilding .   THE LONESOME BODYBUILDER By Yukiko Motoya Translated by Asa Yoneda pp. Soft Skull Press. Paper, $ In Yukiko Motoya’s delightful new story collection, the familiar Author: Weike Wang.


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" The Lonesome Bodybuilder is peak bizarre, a strange juggling act of absurdism, humor, horror and magical realism.

These are stories about the strange bouts of insanity domesticity can inflict upon us and the abstract freedoms we find in breaking routine." ― San Francisco Chronicle, Recommendations from Green Apple Books /5(26).

Weird and wonderful, The Lonesome Bodybuilder is a delightfully odd collection of short stories. Using magical realism and the absurd, Yukiko Montoya explores gender roles, social convention, and /5().

Table of Contents 1. I Called You By Name 2. Paprika Jiro 3. The Lonesome Bodybuilder 4. Night for Magotchigyao, Same as Usual 5. Typhoon 6. Q&A 7. How to Burden the Girl 8 Brand: Soft Skull Press, Inc.

Here is The Lonesome Bodybuilder by Yukiko Motoya (Known as Picnic in the Storm if you have the UK version), a book similar to Convenience Store Woman in theme and intention but hugely different in execution.

With stories that pack a feminist punch and often raise a mirror up against the issues surrounding patriarchal Japan and some of its questionable social values, this book.

I did some hunting and found a bunch of great choices for the readers to vote on – the vetoed winner was The Lonesome Bodybuilder (UK Publication; The Picnic in the Storm). This.

The Lonesome Bodybuilder, a new collection, translated from the Japanese by Asa Yoneda, pulls together a selection of Motoya’s work written between and Her work stands. With the help of Asa Yoneda, the Lonesome Bodybuilder is Yukiko Montoya’s first collection to be released in English.

Her writing is already immensely popular in her home country of Japan, where. The Lonesome Bodybuilder takes ordinary people and thrusts them into bizarre situations, which they accept with equanimity: the woman morphing into her husband doesn't question the transformation. Blackstone Publishing produces high-quality print & e-book editions of exciting new fiction & quality nonfiction, as well as reissues of classic titles.

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The Lonesome Bodybuilder is peak bizarre, a strange juggling act of absurdism, humor, horror and magical realism. These are stories about the strange bouts of insanity domesticity can inflict upon us and the abstract freedoms we find in breaking routine.

— San Francisco Chronicle, Recommendations from Green Apple Books. The Lonesome Bodybuilder is a masterful must-read collection." ― Jessica Esa, Savvy Tokyo "The book’s 11 tales are, in one way or another, about the fettering of freedom. Many of the characters /5(37).

Amid increasingly splashy motifs, The Lonesome Bodybuilder asks how we define ourselves through our relationships to others and whether our true identities can ever be known. Buoyant, charming, and layered with intent, this collection deserves a bevy of admirers.” — Justin Walls, Powell’s Books.

The opener, “The Lonesome Bodybuilder,” is something of an outlier as a Carver-esque study on the inner life of a largely invisible wife who yearns to become the titular bodybuilder. “Fighters are so beautiful,” she writes. “Incredible bodies, both of them.

Taut bone and flesh. The Lonesome Bodybuilder, released in English this November by Soft Skull Press, is the long-awaited translation (by Asa Yoneda) of Motoya’s collection of eleven surreal short stories.

The Lonesome Bodybuilder is the first book I’ve read from Yukiko Motoya, but with all due respect, it won’t be the last one. You will be amazed by the author’s imagination when you encounter the things.

The Lonesome Bodybuilder Yukiko Motoya, trans. from the Japanese by Asa Yoneda. Soft Skull (PGW, dist.), $ trade paper (p) ISBN Buy this book Motoya’s English-language. Her varied work has resulted in numerous accolades, and, most recently, the release of The Lonesome Bodybuilder, the first book-length English translation of her fiction.

Asa Yoneda, the book’s translator. Praise for The Lonesome Bodybuilder. A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice Finalist for the Otherwise Award A World Literature Today Notable Translation of the Year An Electric Literature Best Short Story Collection of the Year Named 1 of 31 New Books.

The Lonesome Bodybuilder Stories (Book): Motoya, Yukiko: "A housewife takes up bodybuilding and sees radical changes to her physique, which her workaholic husband fails to.

«The Lonesome Bodybuilder takes ordinary people and thrusts them into bizarre situations, which they accept with equanimity: the woman morphing into her husband doesn't question the transformation.

Motoya’s first book to be published in English, The Lonesome Bodybuilder, is a Pandora’s box of weird and magical stories. This collection as a whole starts of with stories of real .Amid increasingly splashy motifs, The Lonesome Bodybuilder asks how we define ourselves through our relationships to others and whether our true identities can ever be known.

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