The Asia Society Book Salon – Where The Wild Ladies AreVIEW EVENT DETAILS
By Matsuda Aoko
Join our Book Salon, where we each time discuss an Asian book or one with an Asian angle in an informal setting.
This time we will read Matsuda Aoko's Where The Wild Ladies Are, winner of an English PEN award, published by the small publishing house Tilted Axis Press.
Witty, inventive, and profound, Where The Wild Ladies Are is a contemporary feminist retelling of traditional ghost stories by one of Japan's most exciting writers. In a company run by the mysterious Mr Tei strange things are happening – incense sticks lead to a surprise encounter; a young man reflects on his mother’s death; a foxlike woman finally finds her true calling. As female ghosts appear in unexpected guises, their gently humorous encounters with unsuspecting humans lead to deeper questions about emancipation and recent changes in Japanese women’s lives.
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