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Twinkle Twinkle (Hardcover)

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By Kaori Ekuni, Emi Shimokawa (Translated by)
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They got married ten days ago. They haven't had sex yet and they don't intend to.

As it turned out, the only way to make their parents get off their backs about trying to "find someone" was actually finding somone--with whom to put marriage for show. Mutsuki is stictly gay and has a boyfriend, while Shoko is a clinical case of emotional instability who's in no shape for a relationship. They've each found in the other a perfect partner for a sham marriage. Since the conspirators' parents know of their own child's undesirability, but not the spouse's, the union manages to please them. And while the newlyweds hope, in their own way, to live happily ever after, they inevitably come face t o face with the fact that no marriage real or staged, is a fairy tale.

About the Author

Kaori Ekuni is one of Japan's most popular and admired writers. Twinkle Twinkle, her first novel, won the Murasaki Shikibu Literary Award and was a bestseller. In addition to being a prolific novelist and essayist, Ekuni is a skilled translator of children's books. She lives in Tokyo.

Praise For…

Simultaneously seductive and elusive...Ekuni serves up an array of subtly nuanced emotion. - Lambda Lit Review

Bright and clear…(Twinkle Twinkle) is modern, charming, and thoroughly enjoyable. - The Guardian

This book is simple. This book is a pearl...Twinkle Twinkle is totally earnest, and absolutely surprising." - BUST Magazine

Product Details
ISBN: 9781932234015
ISBN-10: 1932234012
Publisher: Vertical
Publication Date: May 1st, 2003
Pages: 170
Language: English