Asleep

by Banana Yoshimoto, Michael Emmerich

Demonstrating again the artful simplicity and depth of her vision, Banana Yoshimoto reestablishes her place as a writer of international stature in a book that may be her most delightful since Kitchen.In Asleep, Yoshimoto spins the stories of three young women bewitched into a spiritualsleep.

  • Paperback
  • Pages: 177 pages
  • Average Rating: 3.73 out of 5
  • Published July 12th 2000 by Grove Press
  • Original Title: 白河夜船 [Shirakawa yofune]
  • ISBN: 0802138209 (ISBN13: 9780802138200)
  • Edition Language: English

Demonstrating again the artful simplicity and depth of her vision, Banana Yoshimoto reestablishes her place as a writer of international stature in a book that may be her most delightful since Kitchen.In Asleep, Yoshimoto spins the stories of three young women bewitched into a spiritual sleep. One, mourning for a lost lover, finds herself sleepwalking at night. Another, who has embarked on a relationship with a man whose wife is in a coma, finds herself suddenly unable to stay awake. A third finds her sleep haunted by a woman against whom she was once pitted in a love triangle. Sly and mystical as a ghost story, with a touch of Kafkaesque surrealism, Asleep is an enchanting new book from one of the best writers in contemporary international fiction.