Horrific and scary, while at the same time affirming and beautiful.
The New Republic

From the acclaimed author of The Hole and The Factory, a thrilling and mysterious novel that explores fertility, masculinity, and marriage in contemporary Japan

Available October 4, 2022

Weasels in the Attic

Fiction by Hiroko Oyamada

Translated from the Japanese by David Boyd

In three interconnected scenes, Hiroko Oyamada revisits the same set of characters at different junctures in their lives. In the back room of a pet store full of rare and exotic fish, old friends discuss dried shrimp and a strange new relationship. A couple who recently moved into a rustic home in the mountains discovers an unsettling solution to their weasel infestation. And a dinner party during a blizzard leads to a night in a room filled with aquariums and unpleasant dreams. Like Oyamada’s previous novels, Weasels in the Attic sets its sights on the overlooked aspects of contemporary Japanese society, and does so with a surreal sensibility that is entirely her own.

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Paperback (published October 4, 2022)

ISBN
9780811231183
Price US
13.95
Trim Size
5x8
Page Count
96

Ebook (published October 4, 2022)

ISBN
9780811231190
Horrific and scary, while at the same time affirming and beautiful.
The New Republic
Surreal and mesmerizing.
—Hilary Leichter, The New York Times
Nothing feels fixed; everything in the book might be a hallucination.
—Parul Sehgal, The New York Times