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Record of a Night Too Brief

Translated by Lucy North

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In a dreamlike adventure, one woman travels through an apparently unending night with a porcelain girlfriend, mist-monsters and villainous monkeys; a sister mourns her invisible brother whom only she can still see, while the rest of her family welcome his would-be wife into their home; and an accident with a snake leads a shop girl to discover the snake-families everyone else seems to be concealing. Sensual, yearning, and filled with the tricks of memory and grief, Record of a Night Too Brief is an atmospheric trio of unforgettable tales.

japanese title: Hebi o fumu
notes: Contents: Record of a Night Too Brief; Missing; A Snake Stepped On
subjects: Novellas
Women authors
genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781782272717
OCLC number: 954537383
publisher: Pushkin Press
publication place: London
japanese publication date: 1996
english publication date: 2017
document type: Book
description: 158 pages ; 20 cm