Fudoki by Kij Johnson

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  • Title: Fudoki
  • Author: Kij Johnson
  • Category: Fiction
  • Date: October 2004
  • Lenguage: English
  • Pages: unknown
  • ISBN: 9780765303912

 

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In her skillful debut novel, Kij Johnson took the traditional Japanese delusion of the fox who dared to develop into a girl to win real love and created The Fox Woman , a luminous, lyrical story of affection, want, pleasure, and the character of the soul. Set within the same universe as The Fox Woman , this time Kij Johnson takes on one other animal totem and enters the world of the creature who involves be generally known as Kagaya-hime, a someday girl warrior, occasional thinker, and reluctant confidante to noblemen. And who could or will not be the figment of the creativeness of an growing old empress who’s embarking on the final journey of her life, setting apart the trimmings of court docket life and reminiscing as she follows the paths which might be main her to the nunnery and loss of life. Fudoki is the story of a being who begins her journey on the kami, or spirit street, as a humble-if ever a being resembling a Cat might be humble-small tortoiseshell feline. She has seen her household destroyed by a hearth that decimated many of the Imperial metropolis. This loss renders her taleless, the one one left alive to go on such tales as The Cat Born the Year the Star Fell, the Cat with a Litter of Ten, the Fire-Tailed Cat. Without her fudoki-self and soul and residential and shrine-she can’t maintain the ability of her clan collectively. And she can’t be part of one other fudoki as a result of, though she may have the ability to win a spot inside one other clan, to take action would imply that she would stop to be herself. So a small cat begins a unprecedented journey. Along the way in which she is going to entice the eye of previous and historic powers, together with gods who’re interested in this creature newly come to Japan’s shores, and who select to present the tortoiseshell a human form. And who set her on a brand new kami street, the place Kagaya-hime should select a method to find what happiness she will be able to. Weaving a haunting story of 1 being’s transformation and journey of discovery with the telling of one other’s lengthy life set towards the backdrop of the courtly rituals of Imperial energy, Kij Johnson has written a strong novel in regards to the nature of freedom and the redemptive energy of transformation–if just one is courageous sufficient to threat all of it. At the Publisher’s request, this title is being offered with out Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) utilized

 

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