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Hush . . . Hush Sweet Charlotte

Kazushige Abe

Translated by Michael Emmerich

‘The crucial thing was to cool the baby off, bring the fever down.’

Kazushige Abe

Kazushige Abe is the author of eleven books. He has won the Noma Literary New Face Award for You Can't Always Get What You Want, and the 15th Sei Ito Literary Award and the 58th Mainichi Culture Award for his novel Sinsemillas. His 2005 novel Grand Finale received the Akutagawa Prize, and was followed in 2010 by Pistils, which won the Junichiro Tanizaki Prize

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Translated by Michael Emmerich

Michael Emmerich is associate professor of Japanese literature at the University of California, Los Angeles. He is the author of The Tale of Genji: Translation, Canonization, and World Literature, the editor of Read Real Japanese Fiction and New Penguin Parallel Texts: Short Stories in Japanese and the translator of more than a dozen books by Japanese authors including, most recently, Yasushe Inoue's T?gy? (Bullfight).

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