Hopeful Monsters by Hiromi Goto – book cover, description, publication history. Scientific monsters or medical miracles? With the short stories in Hopeful Monsters, Burnaby writer Hiromi Goto calls on the theories of actual. In these devastating stories, the hopeful monsters in question are those who will not Hiromi Goto is the author of the novels Chorus of Mushrooms (winner of a.

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April rated it really liked it Nov 23, Creeping through the various narratives in Goto’s mesmerizing collection of short stories is the common feature of characters suffering from displacement. Hitomi Hiromi Goto arsenal pulp press- Fiction – pages 0 Reviews https: Another woman faces the hostile reactions of her family when she decides to give up breastfeeding.

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Bertina rated it liked it Dec 12, Books by Hiromi Goto. In “Camp Americana,” for instance, a Japanese grandfather visiting his Canadian family is disgusted by his grandchildren’s beastly manners; they, in turn, fear him for his scowls and sudden outbursts of frustration.

Jul 23, Pamster rated it liked it. Other stories I would give the thumbs up to: She lives in Burnaby, B. Her long poem, co-written with David Bateman, came out in Fall Open Preview See a Problem?


Selected pages Title Page. In these devastating stories, the hopeful monsters in question are those who will not be tethered by familial duty nor bound by the ghosts of their past. I would recommend this to friends who like to tackle very complex fiction and like a challenge but I’d suggest reading one story at a time and waiting for that story to process before moving on.

Jul 31, Melinda rated it really hppeful it Shelves: The mpnsters Best Songs of playlist Mixed Media.

Hopeful Monsters

So this was a quite enjoyable collection, certainly dark, but funny at times, emotionally wrenching at others. In these devastating stories, the hopeful monsters in question are those who will not be tethered by familial duty nor bound by the ghosts of their past. I might not be wholly ignorant of them, because I have read a number of other Japanese collections and novels, but I did feel that there were some things that I was missing out on, that I didn’t quite have the right frame of reference to understand.

This reader’s sole qualm with the book is that the stories, which unfold in a series of psychological sketches, incorporate stream-of-consciousness passages that occasionally drag on too long, becoming tedious.

In “Drift”, we watch an angry young woman on holiday with her meek mother; by the end of the story she has come to realize how poorly she’s treated her mother, and moved to make amends. Contact Us Use our anonymous tipline Report a book deal Contact us via email.


Hopeful Monsters by Hiromi Goto

Many of the stories depict cross-cultural marriages between a Japanese and a Westerner; in “Camp Americana”, an old, traditional Japanese man struggles to come to terms with his son’s Wester I was very impressed with this book of stories. Or perhaps I just didn’t know exactly what to gotp of some of the stories because they were very montsers, surreal, where it was difficult to distinguish reality from dream.

Stinky Girl stands head and shoulders above the rest. Most of the stories in this collection stick in the mind.

Suze rated it it was ok Hiiromi 08, To ask other readers questions about Hopeful Monstersplease sign up. Tales From the Breast.

I let it gooooo. Arsenal Hopeeful Press Length: Oct 23, Leseparatist rated it liked it Shelves: She lives in Burnaby, British Columbia. Home becomes fraught, reality a nightmare Refresh and try again.

They are the walking wounded–a mother who is terrified by a newborn daughter who bears a tail; a “stinky girl” who studies the human condition in a shopping mall; a family on hirom wih a visiting grandfather who cannot abide their “foreign” nature.