The perfect entry point for people new to Murata, this is my favorite of her works translated to English so far. A master of mixing the macabre with the sweet, her short stories will leave you asking questions like, is it weird to a make a table out of human femurs? Should you leave your boyfriend because you’re in love with your curtains? Is cannibalism really that bad if everyone is doing it? In Life Ceremony, every bit of the bizarreness that characterizes a Murata book is tempered by beauty and kindness. This woman is brilliant.
–Cappy, Eagle Harbor Book Company, Bainbridge Island, WA
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