The Pillow Boy of the Lady Onogoro
At the sexually promiscuous court of Kyoto in early 11th century Japan, the poet Onogoro has an embarrassing problem with her love life. Oyu, the blind storyteller, holds the key to solving it. Hiding behind a screen in Onogoro's bedroom, Oyu is a potent but invisible guest at the feast of lovemaking. Only Oyu's cruel and sensual tales can unlock the secrets to Onogoro's orgasm. Writing in an era of astrologers and Tiger-gods, the unknown narrator sounds a startlingly modern note, as she seeks to escape a world of concubinage and female suppression. With The Pillow Boy of the Lady Onogoro, Alison Fell confirms that her?s is one of the distinctive voices in contemporary British fiction.
- Paperback | 256 pages
- 126 x 197 x 17mm | 240g
- 15 Jun 1994
- Profile Books Ltd
- Serpent's Tail
- London, United Kingdom
?Angela Carter would have loved this wondrous fever dream of a novel - an R-rated, Orientalist Arabian Nights. It?s a stunning performance? Kirkus Reviews ?Skilled and deliciously enjoyable fiction, in which the pleasures of sex and the glamour of times past are cleverly combined? Sunday Times ?A clever, vivid, funny, philosophical novel? Literary Review
About Alison Fell
Alison Fell was born in Dumfries, Scotland and raised in villages in the Highlands and Borders. Her previous novels are Every Move You Make and The Bad Box. Among several volumes of poetry she has published are Kisses for Mayakovsky which won the Alice Hunt Bartlett Award for poetry in 1984. She has edited three Serpent's Tail compilations: The Seven Deadly Sins, The Seven Cardinal Virtues and Serious Hysterics. She now lives and writes full-time in North London.