Weasels in the Attic

by Hiroko Oyamada


Fish-breeding and weasel infestations punctuate this disarming, strange and strangely resonant story of one man's journey toward impending fatherhood, from an award-winning Japanese novelist.

Two friends meet across three dinners. In the back room of a pet shop, they snack on dried shrimps and discuss fish-breeding. In a remote new home in the mountains, they look for a solution to a weasel infestation. During a dinner party in a blizzard, a mounting claustrophobia makes way for uneasy dreams. Their conversations often take them in surprising directions, but when one of the men becomes a father, more and more is left unsaid.

With emotional acuity and a wry humour, Weasels in the Atticis an uncanny and striking reflection on fertility, masculinity, and marriage in contemporary Japan.
Format: Hardback
Page Count: 320 Pages
Imprint: Granta
Published: Feb 2023
ISBN: 9781783789757

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