Hit Parade of Tears: Stories (Verso Fiction)

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Hit Parade of Tears: Stories (Verso Fiction)

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A new collection of stories from the cult author of Terminal Boredom

Izumi Suzuki had ideas about doing things differently, ideas that paid little attention to the laws of physics, or the laws of the land. In this new collection, her skewed imagination distorts and enhances some of the classic concepts of science fiction and fantasy.

A philandering husband receives a bestial punishment from a wife with her own secrets to keep; a music lover finds herself in a timeline both familiar and as wrong as can be; a misfit band of space pirates discover a mysterious baby among the stars; Emma, the Bovary-like character from one of Suzuki's stories in Terminal Boredom, lands herself in a bizarre romantic pickle.

Wryly anarchic and deeply imaginative, Suzuki was a writer like no other. These eleven stories offer readers the opportunity to delve deeper in this singular writer's work.

Izumi Suzuki (1949–1986) was a countercultural icon and a pioneer of Japanese science fiction. She worked as a keypunch operator before finding fame as a model and actress, but it was her writing that secured her reputation. She took her own life at the age of thirty-six.

ISBN: 9781839768491

ISBN-10: 9781839768491

Publisher: Verso Fiction

Publication Date: 04/11/2023 - 12:00am

On Sale: 04/11/2023 - 12:00am

Pages: 288

Language: English

Categories

Fiction / Short Stories (single author)

Fiction / World Literature / Japan

Fiction / Feminist