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The Bridegroom Was a Dog
The Bridegroom Was a Dog | Y?ko Tawada, Margaret Mitsutani
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Internationally acclaimed author Yoko Tawada's most famous and bizarre tale in a stand-alone, New Directions Pearl edition. The Bridegroom Was a Dog is perhaps the Japanese-German writer Yoko Tawadas most famous story. Its initial publication in 1998 garnered admiration from The New Yorker, who praised it as, fast-moving, mysteriously compelling tale that has the dream quality of Kafka. The Bridegroom Was a Dog begins with a schoolteacher telling a fable to her students. In the fable, a princess promises her hand in marriage to a dog that has licked her bottom clean. The story takes an even stranger twist when that very dog appears to the schoolteacher in real life as a dog-like man. They develop a very sexual, romantic courtship with many allegorical overtones much to the chagrin of her friends.
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The Bridegroom Was a Dog | Y?ko Tawada, Margaret Mitsutani
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“There was a bed in the room next to the black door, so I went in and opened the closet to find seventeen nightgowns, neatly arranged in order of size, with the largest on the left. The smallest fitted me perfectly, but whether my husband expected me to grow into the next one, or had no idea what size I took, or had divorced sixteen other women, all bigger than me, I couldn‘t imagine.” 😳

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SqueakyChu
The Bridegroom Was a Dog | Y?ko Tawada, Margaret Mitsutani
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If you like “#weird”, is this the book for you! I‘m only on the second of the three stories it contains, but so far they are OFF THE WALL!! 😳 I found this book at my friend‘s used book store, The Write Bookshop, in St. Catherine‘s, #Ontario, Canada. What a find! Both the book and the bookshop. 😃

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SqueakyChu
The Bridegroom Was a Dog | Y?ko Tawada, Margaret Mitsutani
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Has anyone else read this book? It‘s starting off very #weird!! I‘m not so sure about it...

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