Life Ceremony

Life Ceremony

Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 04/05/2023
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From the author of international bestseller Convenience Store Woman comes a collection of short fiction: weird, out of this world and like nothing you've read before. An engaged couple falls out over the husband's dislike of clothes and objects made from human materials; a young girl finds herself deeply enamoured with the curtain in her childhood bedroom; people honour their dead by eating them and then procreating. Published in English for the first time, this exclusive edition also includes the story that first brought Sayaka Murata international acclaim: A Clean Marriage, which tells the story of a happily asexual couple who must submit to some radical medical procedures if they are to conceive a longed-for child. Mixing taboo-breaking body horror with feminist revenge fables, old ladies who love each other and young women finding empathy and transformation in unlikely places, Life Ceremony is a wild ride to the outer edges of one of the most original minds in contemporary fiction.

  • Publisher: Granta Books
  • ISBN: 9781783787388
  • Number of pages: 272
  • Weight: 194g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 16 mm

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Life Ceremony
Engagingly Bonkers
I received this as a gift, so didn’t at all know what to expect (although I’d vaguely heard of “Convenience Store Woman”), but found it to be nicely differ... READ MORE
Derek Duerden
Life Ceremony
Couldn't put it down!!
Sayaka Murata has done it again. This collection of shorts perfectly captures the themes she wrote about in both Convenience Store Woman and Earthlings as ... READ MORE
MaryEllen Sugden