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The Bridegroom Was a Dog

The Bridegroom Was a Dog

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by Tawada, Yoko | Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
Published 02/05/2024 by Granta Publications Ltd in the United Kingdom
Hardback | 96 pages
203 x 138 x 13mm | 184g

A tale of passion and romance between a Japanese schoolteacher and a doglike man, from the prize-winning author of The Last Children of TokyoMitsuko, a schoolteacher at the Kitamura school, inspires both rumour and curiosity in the parents of her students because of her unconventional manner - not least when she tells the children the fable of a princess whose hand in marriage is promised to a dog she is intimate with. And when a young man with sharp canine teeth turns up at the schoolteacher's home and declares he's 'here to stay', the romantic - and sexual - relationship that develops intrigues the community, some of whom have suspicions about the man's identity and motives.

Masterfully turning the rules of folklore and fable on their head, The Bridegroom Was a Dog is a disarming and unforgettable modern classic.

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