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➳ [Reading] ➶ The Lonesome Bodybuilder By Yukiko Motoya ➩ – Srl-ltd.co.uk A housewife takes up bodybuilding and sees radical changes to her physiue which her workaholic husband fails to notice A boy waits at a bus stop mocking businessmen struggling to keep their umbrellas Ed notices that her husband's features are beginning to slide around his face to match her ownIn these eleven stories the individuals who lift the curtains of their orderly homes and workplaces are confronted with the bizarre the grotesue the fantastic the alien and through it find a way to liberation The English language debut of one of Japan's most fearlessly inventive young writers

BOOK È The Lonesome Bodybuilder Æ Yukiko Motoya

KThe Lonesome MOBI her workaholic husband fails to notice A boy waits at a bus stop mocking businessmen struggling to keep their umbrellas open in a typhoon until an old man shows him that they hold the secret to flying A woman working in a clothing boutiue waits endlessly on a customer who won't come out of the fitting room and who may or may not be human A newlyw

DOC í READER The Lonesome Bodybuilder FREE Yukiko Motoya 本谷 有希子 is a seasoned Japanese author playwright voice actress and The Lonesome MOBI :Õ theatre director She has won prestigious awards in most of those fields including the Kenzaburo Oe Prize Mishima Yukio Prize and the Akutagawa Prize.

BOOK The Lonesome Bodybuilder

The Lonesome BodybuilderReading The Lonesome Bodybuilder By Yukiko Motoya Srl ltdcouk A housewife takes up bodybuilding and sees radical changes to her physiue which her workaholic husband fails to notice A boy waits at a bus stop mocking businessmen struggling to keep their umbrellas A housewife takes up bodybuilding and sees radical changes to her physiue which

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  • Sam Quixote

    DOC í READER The Lonesome Bodybuilder FREE The Lonesome BodybuilderA lonely housewife takes up bodybuilding A shop assistant tries to find the perfect outfit for a customer she never sees who’s locked in the fitting room Broken umbrellas make people fly in typhoons small musical instruments fall out of straw husbands and women duel with their male partners in the night this


  • Robin Bonne

    DOC í READER The Lonesome Bodybuilder FREE The Lonesome Bodybuilder419 Stars I decided to rate each individual story in this collection The author used magical realism to create modern fairytales around the complex feelings of womenhood The translator did a lovely job with this one and it included modern slang terms which a less talented translator might have gotten slightly wrongThe Lonesome Bodybuilder55 Excellent story about a woman trapped in an unhappy marriage She decides to become a bodybuilder Fitting Room 55 A mysterious customer is in the dressing room at a retail shop I loved the end


  • Kazen

    DOC í READER The Lonesome Bodybuilder FREE The Lonesome BodybuilderThese surreal yet grounded stories are exactly my kind of thingMany start in the mundane a happy or unhappy marriage a scene at work One strange but believable thing happens then something a bit odd until Motoya leads you down a path to the absolutely absurd It's ridiculous but you can't imagine the story spinning out any other wayThemes include knowing yourself how we are changed by contact with other people and the place of women in Japanese society Even so than in the West Japanese women are expected to be wives and mothers first putting husbands and children before themselves These women are the protagonists and navigate their way through a world where many things don't go as plannedThe centerpiece and one of my favorite stories is the novella An Exotic Marriage A wife realizes that she and her husband look similar as time goes on At first she thinks it's learned mannerisms or maybe sharing a taste in clothes but one day she looks in the mirror and sees that her features h


  • Skyler Autumn

    DOC í READER The Lonesome Bodybuilder FREE The Lonesome Bodybuilder3 Stars A collection of bizarre short stories The Lonesome Bodybuilder takes us from a woman whose husband is so completely oblivious to her that he is unable to notice her transformation as she goes from scrawny to a complete muscular bodybuilder to a woman that believes she is slowly transforming into her husband physically to a shop clerk stuck trying to help a mysterious being behind the changing room curtain to a woman taking her boyfriend to the forest to challenge him to a duel The array of stories all seem to be centred around relationships loneliness and gender dynamics with Japanese culture Although a captivating read that I devoured uite uickly I found some of the stories so bizarre that I was left wondering the meaning behind them or if there was any maybe they were absurd just for the sake of absurdity Either way stories like Typhoon


  • Uriel Perez

    DOC í READER The Lonesome Bodybuilder FREE The Lonesome BodybuilderThere's weird and then there's Oh my goodness what the heck did I just read? weird The stories collected in Yukiko Motoya's The Lonesome Bodybuilder belong to the latter groupThese stories are in


  • Resh (The Book Satchel)

    DOC í READER The Lonesome Bodybuilder FREE The Lonesome BodybuilderA mixed bag of stories The common themes include marriage gender dynamics loneliness and intimacy Most stories have a magical realism twist as well people turn into flowers people fly away in umbrellas While some stories are bizarre some are excelle


  • Kate

    DOC í READER The Lonesome Bodybuilder FREE The Lonesome Bodybuilder35starsFaves; The lonesome bodybuilder the fitting room I called you by name an exotic marriageLeast faves; how to burden the girl the women


  • JimZ

    DOC í READER The Lonesome Bodybuilder FREE The Lonesome BodybuilderI liked this short story collection overall “uite a bit” How can I not like it when on the back cover are names of two other Japanese authors I like a lot — Hiromi Kawakami Strange Weather in Tokyo The Nakano Thrift Shop and Yoko Agawa Revenge The Memory Police? Hiromi Kawakami had this to say about the book • I could never try to explain Yukiko Motoya’s stories For me the joy of reading fiction isn’t to analyze it but to feel it in my body In that sense her writing offers enormous satisfaction to the sensitive organ inside me that is attuned to the pleasure of readingAnd Carmen Maria Machado In the Dream House 2019; Her Body an


  • Fatma

    DOC í READER The Lonesome Bodybuilder FREE The Lonesome Bodybuilder25 stars Motoya's stories start out promising and interesting enough but then they take that interesting premise and draw it out for so long that it absolutely loses any of the appeal it once had The ideas were there; the execution was not These stories were too long or too convoluted or too nonsensical often padded out with a lot of filler that felt like it added nothing to the stories' narratives Seeing as I only really enjoyed one story from this collection Fitting Room I can't say that I especially enjoyed this collection


  • Katie

    DOC í READER The Lonesome Bodybuilder FREE The Lonesome BodybuilderWeird and wonderful The Lonesome Bodybuilder is a delightfully odd collection of short stories Using magical realism and the absurd Yukiko Montoya explores gender roles social convention and marital power dynamics in small powerful burstsMotoya’s eleven stories all begin with the ordinary if not mundane and slowly splinter into the fantastic A young housewife transforms her body while weightlifting at the gym yet her husband