Weasels in the Attic

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Pub Date 3 Nov 2022 | Archive Date 9 Jan 2023

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Fish-breeding and weasel infestations punctuate this disarming, strange and strangely resonant story of one man's journey toward impending fatherhood, from an award-winning Japanese novelist.

Two friends meet across three dinners. In the back room of a pet shop, they snack on dried shrimps and discuss fish-breeding. In a remote new home in the mountains, they look for a solution to a weasel infestation. During a dinner party in a blizzard, a mounting claustrophobia makes way for uneasy dreams. Their conversations often take them in surprising directions, but when one of the men becomes a father, more and more is left unsaid.

With emotional acuity and a wry humour, Weasels in the Attic it is an uncanny and striking reflection on fertility, masculinity, and marriage in contemporary Japan.

Fish-breeding and weasel infestations punctuate this disarming, strange and strangely resonant story of one man's journey toward impending fatherhood, from an award-winning Japanese novelist.

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Advance Praise

‘[Hiroko Oyamada’s] strongest, most memorable work yet... Every scene is deeply unsettling... The book simmers with eerie tension and bursts with unforgettable monologues’ NPR

‘[Hiroko Oyamada’s] strongest, most memorable work yet... Every scene is deeply unsettling... The book simmers with eerie tension and bursts with unforgettable monologues’ NPR


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ISBN 9781783789757
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