I guess she tried to follow the fragments of memory and create the stories that she needed to be herself.

Kyoko Nakajima



A novel "Dreaming Imperial Library" revolves around the mysterious past of a slightly punk old woman. She was only shrunk not only in her childhood but also in the marriage. She started living alone and going to the library, which makes her grandchild say, "I guess she raised herself again." Words are like fibers that weave the soul. She spun it from scratch as if she had returned to a girl.


"December 25 2019

from “Oriori no Kotoba” by Kiyokazu Washida, The Asahi Shimbun"