Transparent Labyrinth Okada is on a business trip to Budapest when he meets enigmatic Misa and her Italian girlfriend Federica Inexplicably drawn to Misa he agrees to accompany the couple to a lavish party in Pest On arr

  • Title: Transparent Labyrinth
  • Author: Keiichirō Hirano Kerim Yazar
  • ISBN: 9781911343080
  • Page: 119
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  • Okada is on a business trip to Budapest when he meets enigmatic Misa and her Italian girlfriend, Federica Inexplicably drawn to Misa, he agrees to accompany the couple to a lavish party in Pest On arrival, Federica ominously disappears, and Misa and Okada find themselves locked in a penthouse room with ten other guests They are promised that they will be freed at dawn,Okada is on a business trip to Budapest when he meets enigmatic Misa and her Italian girlfriend, Federica Inexplicably drawn to Misa, he agrees to accompany the couple to a lavish party in Pest On arrival, Federica ominously disappears, and Misa and Okada find themselves locked in a penthouse room with ten other guests They are promised that they will be freed at dawn, providing that they follow the commands given to them by five spectators A modern tale of memory, sexual tension and kink, Hirano s short story runs through the labyrinth it constructs, the narrative twisting, forking, hiding its secrets just around the corner.Translated by Kerim Yazar.Design by Nigel Aono Billson.

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    1. Keiichirō Hirano Kerim Yazar

      Keiichir Hirano Hirano Keiichir , born June 22, 1975 is a Japanese novelist.Hirano was born in Gamagori, Aichi prefecture, Japan He published his first novel Nisshoku, in 1998 and won the Akutagawa Prize the next year as one of the youngest winners ever at 23 years of age He graduated from the Law Department of Kyoto University in 1999 In 2005 he was nominated as a cultural ambassador and spent a year in France.

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    1. Wandering around the web one recent evening I came across the site for Strangers Press and KESHIKI, their series of chapbooks featuring "eight of the most exciting writers working in Japan today." The covers promised fun: I bought the whole set. Transparent Labyrinth is the first one I read. Its short introduction compares it to Seven Japanese Tales by Jun'ichirō Tanizaki (which is probably right but I don't know; that book is still unopened somewhere at the back of my bookshelves). The introdu [...]


    2. I really quite enjoyed this! It's weird and kind of sexy. It reminded me of a couple of other things, reminiscent of Borges' exploration of labyrinths, and the narrator reminds me of some of Murakami's protagonists - lonesome, contemplative, and drawn to mysterious women.


    3. Premise: Okada meets Misa in Budapest; that evening, they are forced to make love "in the Japanese way" in a strange Eurotrash sex party; when they meet again months later, she helps him heal from the resulting PTSD—but even when he thinks her methods are working, Okada still has long to go before he can find his way out of the transparent labyrinth.Thoughts: This was the first of these stories that I read, and, I have to say, in the section of my brain where I store information about everythi [...]


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