The Shooting Gallery by Yuko Tsushima
& Other Stories (New Directions Classics)

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Eight stories by one of Japan's most important women authors concern the struggles of women in a repressive society. An unwed mother introduces her children to their father . . . A woman confronts the "other woman". . . A young single mother resents her children . . . These stories touch on universal themes of passion and jealousy, motherhood's joys and sorrows, and the tug-of-war between responsibility and entrapment.
 

About Yuko Tsushima

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First published while a student, Tsushima was immediately well received and continues to write novels and short stories prolifically. Her works are characterized by themes of childhood innocence (from memories of her relationship with her retarded brother) and of the emotional barrenness of family life. Tsushima is the daughter of Dazai Osamu.
 
Published March 12, 1988 by Pantheon. 138 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Eight precise, subtly moral tales of woman's plight in modern Japan, by an acclaimed Japanese author (Child of Fortune, 1983).

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A story collection from one of Japan's most acclaimed writers.

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