By Asa Nonami; Takami Nieda (Translator)

Vertical, Paperback, 9781934287378, 192pp.

Publication Date: December 18, 2012

As indicated by the title, "Body "is a collection of horror stories, all thematically linked to people's perception of their bodies, and the consequences of vanity and low self-esteem. In the vein of the psychological suspense of the Twilight Zone, each story ends with a shock, leaving the reader unsettled with the old adage, "Be careful what you wish for," echoing in their bones.
Appropriately, each of the five stories in "Body "gets its title from the body parts featured, buttocks, blood, face, hair and chin.

About the Author
ASA NONAMI was born in Tokyo in 1960, and won the first Japanese Mystery and Suspense Award with her debut novel A Happy Breakfast in 1988. The Hunter was awarded the prestigious Naoki prize in 1996, and has been translated into Chinese and Korean. She is best known for mystery and suspense,
although she writes in various genres and now has around fifty works published.

Praise For Body

Praise for Asa Nonami

“This pulpy family psychodrama is hugely entertaining—like watching some filmed version of The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test from an adapted screenplay by Mario Puzo and directed by Yasujiro Ozu.” —TIME Asia on Now You're One of Us

“Asa Nonami has crafted a fascinating horror story that lingers in the imagination long after the final page has been turned.” — on Now You're One of Us