This is the first book of the series Read Real Japanese, a series of authentic Japanese texts. This title includes six short stories by the most daring and provocative Japanese authors: the moving prose by Banana Yoshimoto, a horror story by Otsuichhi, the fascinating world of Hiromi Kawakami and the plays on words by Yoko Tawana.
Just like in real Japanese literature, all texts are written from the top to the bottom and from right to left of each page. The more complex passages have been translated.
The book is suitable for students of an intermediate level or higher.
At the back of the book you will find a dictionary and a section with notes on usage, grammar and culture of every story.
The book includes an audio CD with the six stories read by an actress.