Asleep by Banana Yoshimoto, published in paperback by Faber & Faber

Banana Yoshimoto - Asleep


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Banana Yoshimoto has a magical ability to animate the lives of her young characters, and here she spins the stories of three women, all bewitched into a spiritual sleep. One, mourning 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 another woman whom she was once pitted against in a love triangle.

Sly and mystical as a ghost story, with a touch of Kafkaesque surrealism, Asleep, first published in Japan in 1989, is an enchanting book from one of the best writers in contemporary international fiction.

Translated by Michael Emmerich.


paperback  |  192 pages  |  214x127mm


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