Review of “Från läppar till fjärilar” (2000)


Yamada Amy (writer).

Read in 2023.

Read in Swedish in the collection Icke brännbara sopor (2000). The collection does not list the original date of publication.

A man relates the story of his marriage. His wife’s lips are literal butterfly larvae and she treats him with open contempt.

This is fabulism, but there is a brief implication that the partial metamorphosis has a moral basis, as in fairytales and Porco Rosso (1992). The symbolism is suitably murky.

text Japanese production fiction