Saturday, 17 February 2018

Book Review: Of Dogs and Walls by Yuko Tsushima

Title: Of Dogs and Walls 
Author: Yuko Tsushima
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Publication Date: 22 February 2018
Pages: 58
Format: eBook -PDF
Genre: Literary Fiction / Short Stories
Source: ARC via NetGalley

In these two stories, which have never before been translated into English, Tsushima shows how memories, dreams and fleeting images describe the borders of our lives. (Goodreads Synopsis)

I read these two shorts in one sitting and found them delightful. I loved the way Tsushima's tales flowed between generations, especially in "The Watery Realm", where that movement mirrored the water imagery. In some ways, these are more a series of vignettes than stories with a beginning, middle, and end, but that lent them a dream-like quality that worked well. Of Dogs and Walls is a wonderful read for anyone looking for an evening's entertainment and, indeed, is of worth to budding authors looking for examples of different story forms. 4.5 stars

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