I shall refer to her as Lizard here, but not because of the small lizard tattoo that I discovered on her inner thigh. The woman has round, black eyes that gaze at you with utter detachment, like the eyes of a reptile. Every bend and curve of her small body is cool to the touch, so cool that I want to scoop her up in my two hands. This may bring to mind the image of a man holding a bunny or a chick, but that's not what I mean. What I imagine is the strange, tickling sensation of sharp claws scampering around in my palms. And then, when I open up my hands to take a peek, a thin, red tongue lashes out. Reflected in those glassy eyes, I see my own lonely face, peering down, looking for something to love and cherish. That's what Lizard feels like to me....
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|Grouping Author||yoshimoto banana|
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|Last Indexed||2018-09-23 04:29:00AM|
|author||Yoshimoto, Banana, 1964-|
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|local_callnumber_santafe||Fiction Yoshimoto, B|
|owning_library_santafe||Santa Fe Public Library|
|record_details||ils:.b11246649|Book|Books|1st ed.|English|Grove Press,|c1995.|ix, 180 p. ; 20 cm.|
|subject_facet||Japan -- Fiction, Short stories|
|title_full||Lizard / Banana Yoshimoto ; translated from the Japanese by Ann Sherif|