“A distinguished contribution to the unique paranoid style of the new European novel.” — Anis Shivani (The Brooklyn Rail)
“Her finest stories dramatize the fate of the individual in a mobilized world.” — Benjamin Lytal, (The New York Sun)
“Tawada’s chilling evocations of disorientation are the peers of Paul Bowles’ most chilling stories.” — Booklist
“Honorable Mention: one of the 10 Best Books of 2009.” — Anis Shivani (The Huffington Post)
About the Author
Susan Bernofsky is the acclaimed translator of Hermann Hesse, Robert Walser, and Jenny Erpenbeck, and the recipient of many awards, including the Helen and Kurt Wolff Prize and the Hermann Hesse Translation Prize. She teaches literary translation at Columbia University and lives in New York.