In addition to “The Glass Slipper,” this collection contains nine other stories held together by a common thread of self-perception: Yasuoka writes from the belief that the self has such depths that at times it can appear to be illusory. Set against the chaotic backdrop of the era running from before World War II to just after its end, these stories are infused with a timeless sense of novelty and humor that does not suffer from age. Highly praised by Haruki Murakami, The Glass Slipper and Other Stories continues to offer its readers a fresh literary experience.
Translated by Royall Tyler
Publication: Japanese Literature Series
Number of pages: 140
Publication date: 6/10/2008
List price: $22.95