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Spider Lilies

Hiroko Oyamada

Translated by Juliet Winters Carpenter

‘The breeze smelled of many things: autumn and earth, the green of the countryside, face powder and old age.’

Hiroko Oyamada

Born in Hiroshima in 1983, Hiroko Oyamada won the Shincho Prize for New Writers for The Factory, which was drawn from her experiences working as a temp for an automaker’s subsidiary. Her following novel, The Hole, won the Akutagawa Prize and will be published by New Directions in 2020.

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Translated by Juliet Winters Carpenter

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