What propels Tawada’s stories is the unassailable logic of dreams and fairy tales, coupled with verbal energy. Tawada’s images resonate simultaneously on different levels.

The Village Voice

From Japan to Vietnam to Amsterdam to the Canary Islands, these three new tales by master storyteller Yoko Tawada float between cultures, identities, and the dreamwork of the imagination

Facing the Bridge

Fiction by Yoko Tawada

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Paperback (published May 1, 2007)

ISBN
9780811216906
Price US
14.95
Trim Size
5x7
Page Count
192

Ebook (published May 1, 2007)

ISBN
9780811223492
Page Count
192

Yoko Tawada

Contemporary Japanese-German prose writer

What propels Tawada’s stories is the unassailable logic of dreams and fairy tales, coupled with verbal energy. Tawada’s images resonate simultaneously on different levels.

The Village Voice

…in the title of this volume [Tawada] chooses to face the bridge, to stare it down, perhaps, refusing to cross. Through her writing she seeks to create a new kind of bridge––not as a structure built of stone or concrete, but as a physical process, a continuing dance.

—Margaret Mitsutani