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Hopeful Monsters : Stories.

Author: Hiromi Goto
Publisher: New York : Arsenal Pulp Press, 2003.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The title of Hopeful Monsters refers to genetically abnormal organisms that naturally adapt to their environments. In Hiromi Goto's quietly devastating stories, the hopeful monsters in question are women confounded by familial duty and the ghosts of their past. As mothers, daughters, wives, and "stinky girls," they are the walking woundeda mother terrified by a newborn daughter who bears a tail; a woman who cannot  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Hiromi Goto
ISBN: 9781551523064 155152306X
OCLC Number: 609854103
Description: 1 online resource (176 pages)
Contents: Night 9; Osmosis 17; Tilting 21; Stinky Girl 35; Tales From the Breast 55; Drift 67; Home Stay 83; From Across a River 95; Camp Americana 113; Hopeful Monsters 135; All Possible Moments 169; Acknowledgments 173.

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The title of Hopeful Monsters refers to genetically abnormal organisms that naturally adapt to their environments. In Hiromi Goto's quietly devastating stories, the hopeful monsters in question are women confounded by familial duty and the ghosts of their past. As mothers, daughters, wives, and "stinky girls," they are the walking woundeda mother terrified by a newborn daughter who bears a tail; a woman who cannot breast-feed without pain; three generations of women who dream of lives that are not their own. But their wills are a force of nature unto themselves, and their struggles f.

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