Lizard (short story collection)

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First edition (Japanese)
Author Banana Yoshimoto
Translator Ann Sherif
Country Japan
Language Japanese
Publisher Shinchosha
Publication date
Published in English
Media type Print (Hardback & Paperback)
Pages 197 pp
ISBN 978-4-10-383402-1
OCLC 30974251
895.6/35 20
LC Class PL865.O7138 T6513 1995

Lizard (とかげ) is a short story collection by Banana Yoshimoto, written in 1993 and translated into English in 1995 by Ann Sherif. It is a collection of six short stories on love and the healing power of time.

In the American edition Banana dedicates her book to Kurt Cobain.


  • "Newlywed"
  • "Lizard"
  • "Helix"
  • "Dreaming of Kimchee"
  • "Blood and Water"
  • "A Strange Tale from Down by the River"

Book information[edit]

Lizard (English edition) by Banana Yoshimoto

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